Saturday, September 08, 2007

UAA Roster Update: Jeremy Smith Added

A new name popped up on the Seawolves roster Friday. Defenseman Jeremy Smith from Anchorage was added and is listed as a Junior. Jeremy turns 23 on December 21st and is listed at 5ft 9in and 200 pounds. He spent three years in the USHL (two with Sioux Falls and one with Omaha) where he racked up 8 goals, 29 assists and 426 penalty minutes in 164 total games.

In 04-05 he played with the Youngstown/Mahoning Valley Phantoms in the NAHL and finished the season (51 games) with 8 goals, 27 assists and 198 penalty minutes. That was good enough for 4th on the team in scoring but 3rd overall in the league for penalties. On Hockey's Future fan forum during a discussion of the NAHL playoffs a Phantoms fan had this to say;
"...so far I think my favorite player has to be Jeremy Smith. Always seems to have his head in the game, making things happen, and is a tough, scrappy kid."
It looks like he has had a year off from competitive hockey. His addition gives the roster a full complement of 8 defensemen.

8 comments:

tyler said...

Two things: the new pictures for the team are up, and the second tallest player on our team is our starting goalie

Jeff said...

If this guy stays out of the box he might do us some good, but if he racks up penalties like he did in juniors, we're better off without him.

Anonymous said...

I doubt he'll play much, more of an emergency player of anything, plus Tuton can play D if he is asked to.

Suze said...

Jeff,

That was my initial reaction as well, but Clark had a ton of penalty minutes in juniors as well - he learned how to play in the college system. I'm sure Jeremy will as well.

Jeff said...

well, i guess we'll find out here in a little over a month won't we

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if Jeremy played in the summer league? If not, he could be pretty rusty.

Donald Dunlop said...

I didn't see his name on any of the teams stats on pointstreak.com

Anonymous said...

This kid hasn't played in three seasons. His last year was 2004-2005. What has he been doing.

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.