Jerred Smithson RW TOR 6 Days
Jerred Smithson has been placed on waivers by the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Smithson has no points and eight penalty minutes in 13 games this season. The 34-year-old has played in 601 NHL games, but at this point he should be regarded as an organizational depth forward.
Jerred Smithson RW TOR 1 Month
Jerred Smithson will probably center Toronto's fourth line Friday night when the Leafs host the New Jersey Devils.
If he does play then it will mark his season and Leafs debut. Smithson won't help out many fantasy owners, but he is very good at faceoffs. The 34-year-old center is the oldest player on the team.
Jerred Smithson RW TOR 2 Months
Jerred Smithson has agreed to a tryout contract with AHL's Toronto Marlies.
The Leafs have plenty of Marlies up with the big club right now due to injuries and suspension, so Smithson will add some depth for the organization. He skated in 45 games between the Edmonton Oilers and Florida Panthers last season.
Jerred Smithson RW TOR 9 Months
With Kris Versteeg returning to aciton Friday night against Winnipeg, Jerred Smithson found himself in the press box.
And barring any Florida injuries, that's where he will likely be for the foreseeable future. We trust Smithson was not a nig part of your fantasy strategy.
Jerred Smithson RW TOR 10 Months
Jerred Smithson scored for the first time since Oct. 15, 2011, on Saturday night.
The 34-year-old had spent a number of years with Nashville before heading to Florida last year for the playoff run. He'd like to find himself on the score sheet more often. "I want to score more, I would like to do it more, but they seem to have come few and far between. It felt good," Smithson said. The forward has only 37 goals in 556 NHL games, so he's obviously not anywhere near fantasy radars.
Jerred Smithson RW TOR Aug 27 '12
Jerred Smithson is preparing himself for a roster spot with the Florida Panthers this off-season.
"I'm still learning and having to prove myself every year, which is a good thing," he told the Vernon Morning Star after a workout session. "It keeps me motivated and on my toes. It seems like every year I have to go in and earn my job. I'm not going to get complacent and I want to prove to people I can still play and be effective out there." He skated in 16 regular season games and five playoff contests with the Panthers last season after being traded by Nashville. Smithson wants to stay on the team's active roster, but he'll face stiff competition from some of Florida's prospects as well as other off-season acquisitions. He also said that he wants to impress because he will be an unrestricted free agent next summer.
Jerred Smithson RW TOR Apr 17 '12
According to coach Kevin Dineen, Jered Smithson is likely to take the place of scratched Wojtek Wolski in Game 4.
Smithson has played just once since March 29 and did not dress in either of the first two games of the series. He joined the Panthers at the trade deadline and recorded one assist in 16 games and totaled 1-5-6 in 69 matches between Florida and Nashville. Smithson is 2-1-3 in 31 career games.
Jerred Smithson RW TOR Mar 08 '12
Jerred Smithson has been outstanding on faceoffs since coming over to Florida in a trade with Nashville.
He has emerged victorious on 36 of the 59 draws he has taken for a 61 percent success rate. When his faceoffs as a member of the Predators are added to the equation, Smithson has 56.1 winning percentage on a total of 572. Unfortunately outside of that category, he doesn't bring much to the table in terms of fantasy value aside from his 107 hits.