Craig Smith

Age 32 Sep 5, 1989
Madison USA
Right Wing shoots right
6'1" 185 cm
208 lbs 94 kg
ELC Signing Age 21
Waivers Signing Age 22
UFA Year 2017
Agent Kevin Magnuson
Draft Year 2009
Drafted Overall 98
Draft Round 4
Draft Team Nashville Predators

Transaction History
Oct 26, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith (undisclosed) won't make the trip for Wednesday's game versus the Panthers or Thursday's clash with Carolina, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Oct 24, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith (undisclosed) is not in the lineup against the Sharks on Sunday, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Oct 23, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith (undisclosed) is considered questionable for Sunday's matchup with San Jose.
Jun 3, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith tallied a goal on four shots and added a pair of hits Thursday in a 2-1 overtime victory over the Islanders in Game 3.
Jun 2, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith (lower body) is slated to play against the Islanders for Game 3 on Thursday, Joe McDonald of The Athletic reports.
May 31, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith (lower body) won't be in action for Game 2 versus New York on Monday, Amalie Benjamin of (NHL).com reports.
May 29, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith (lower body) won't return to Saturday's Game 1 versus the Islanders.
May 19, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in Wednesday's 3-2 double-overtime win over the Capitals in Game 3.
May 1, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith scored three goals, one on the power play, in Saturday's 6-2 win over the Sabres.
Apr 29, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith collected two assists and four hits in a 5-2 win over Buffalo on Thursday.
Apr 29, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith (not injury related) is expected to play Thursday versus Buffalo, (NHL).com reports.
Apr 29, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith's status for Thursday night's game against the Sabres hinges on a COVID testing issue, per coach Bruce Cassidy.
Apr 18, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith tallied two assists and two shots in Sunday's 6-3 win over Washington.
Apr 15, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith scored a power-play goal on four shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Islanders.
Apr 13, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Sabres.
Apr 11, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith scored a power-play goal on his only shot and had two PIM in Sunday's 8-1 loss to Washington.
Apr 10, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith collected two assists in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Flyers.
Apr 8, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith scored a power-play goal on two shots and dished an assist in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Capitals.
Apr 3, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith notched two assists while adding three shots, a hit and a plus-2 rating during Saturday's 7-5 win over the Penguins.
Mar 30, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith dished out three assists to go with four shots and a plus-3 rating in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout win over New Jersey.
Mar 25, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith is set to play Thursday night against the Islanders, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Mar 24, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith is off the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols list, Joe Haggerty of BostonHockeyNow.com reports.
Mar 19, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith was added to the (NHL)'s COVID-19 protocols list Friday, source reports.
Mar 15, 2021 Boston Bruins | Jake DeBrusk | DeBrusk worked with with David Krejci and Craig Smith during Monday's morning skate in advance of the Bruins' evening road tilt against the Penguins.
Feb 21, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith notched two assists and a pair of shots on goal in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Flyers.
Feb 17, 2021 Boston Bruins | Trent Frederic | Frederic skated on a line with Charlie Coyle and Craig Smith during Wednesday's practice, indicating that he'll be added to the active roster ahead of Thursday's game against New Jersey, Eric Russo of the Bruins' official site reports.
Feb 1, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith scored a goal on three shots in Monday's 5-3 win over Washington.
Jan 28, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith will skate on the Bruins' top line Thursday night against the Penguins, alongside Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron.
Jan 27, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith skated on the Bruins' top line during Wednesday's practice, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Jan 24, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith notched a goal and an assist in 15:00 worth of ice time in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Flyers, Eric Russo of the Bruins' official site reports.
Jan 24, 2021 Boston Bruins | Trent Frederic | Frederic has been moved up to the Bruins' third line, alongside Charlie Coyle and Craig Smith, Eric Russo of the team's official site reports.
Jan 17, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith saw 17:07 worth of ice time in Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to New Jersey.
Jan 16, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith (lower body) will make his debut with the Bruins versus New Jersey on Saturday, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Jan 15, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith (lower body) practiced Friday, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports.
Jan 14, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith (lower body) is said to be day-to-day according to head coach Bruce Cassidy, Conor Ryan of MassLive.com reports.
Jan 14, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith (lower body) isn't on the ice for warmups, indicating that he won't play in Thursday's game against New Jersey, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Jan 14, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith (lower body) is a game-time decision for Thursday's season opener against New Jersey, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Jan 13, 2021 Boston Bruins | Nick Ritchie | Ritchie is in line to skate on a line with Charlie Coyle and Craig Smith when the Bruins play New Jersey on Thursday, Eric Russo of the Bruins' official site reports.
Jan 12, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith has looked good in his first training camp with the Bruins, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports.
Oct 10, 2020 Boston Bruins | signed RW Craig Smith to a three-year, $9.3 million contract.
Mar 3, 2019 Activated Nashville Predators | activated RW Craig Smith from injured reserve.
Jul 20, 2015 Nashville Predators | signed C Craig Smith to a five-year, $21.25 million contract extension.
Mar 29, 2013 Recalled Nashville Predators | recalled C Craig Smith from Milwaukee (AHL).
Mar 22, 2013 Assigned Nashville Predators | assigned C Craig Smith to Milwaukee (AHL).
Sep 15, 2012 Nashville Predators | re-signed C Craig Smith to a two-year contract extension.
Jul 26, 2011 Nashville Predators | (Craig Smith) signed to a two-year, entry-level contract.
2021-2022 Regular Season Stats

Craig Smith
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Boston Bruins 3 0 0 0 -2 2
Craig Smith Stats by Elite Prospects Craig Smith Advanced Stats by
Career Stats
Season Team League GP G A TP PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60 Playoffs GP G A TP PIM
2004-2005 Madison La Follette/East High USHS-WI 20 16 24 40 0
2005-2006 Madison La Follette/East High USHS-WI 20 35 26 61 0
2006-2007 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 45 8 10 18 28 Playoffs 4 0 1 1 0
2007-2008 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 58 13 10 23 90 Playoffs 11 2 3 5 0
2007-2008 USA U19 WJAC-19 4 0 0 0 0
Draft Yr 2008-2009 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 54 28 48 76 108 Playoffs 3 1 3 4 0
Draft Yr 2008-2009 USA U19 WJAC-19 5 3 5 8 2
2009-2010 Univ. of Wisconsin NCAA 41 8 25 33 72
2010-2011 Univ. of Wisconsin NCAA 41 19 24 43 87
2010-2011 USA WC 7 3 3 6 4
2011-2012 Nashville Predators NHL 72 14 22 36 30 826 46.03 48.44 -0.58 47.28 1.21 0.58 1.67 Playoffs 2 0 1 1 0
2011-2012 USA WC 4 0 2 2 2
2012-2013 Nashville Predators NHL 44 4 8 12 20 512 38.71 53.12 5.33 44.06 -1.69 0.23 0.59
2012-2013 KalPa Liiga 8 4 4 8 20
2012-2013 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 4 1 4 5 0
2012-2013 USA WC 10 4 10 14 18
2013-2014 Nashville Predators NHL 79 24 28 52 22 1,071 58.24 51.48 0.66 50.04 2.64 0.84 2.24
2013-2014 USA WC 8 3 5 8 10
2014-2015 Nashville Predators NHL 82 23 21 44 44 1,035 59.60 54.77 0.21 55.66 3.64 0.93 1.97 Playoffs 6 2 3 5 0
2015-2016 Nashville Predators NHL 82 21 16 37 40 1,030 55.56 56.49 4.46 56.75 5.52 1.11 1.86 Playoffs 11 1 1 2 0
2016-2017 Nashville Predators NHL 78 12 17 29 30 970 56.76 51.83 -0.60 54.25 3.60 0.62 1.61 Playoffs 10 1 2 3 0
2017-2018 Nashville Predators NHL 79 25 26 51 24 981 64.20 56.76 8.90 58.08 7.49 0.92 2.14 Playoffs 13 2 2 4 0
2018-2019 Nashville Predators NHL 76 21 17 38 20 924 59.72 50.67 0.23 52.83 0.98 1.10 1.95 Playoffs 6 1 0 1 0
2019-2020 Nashville Predators NHL 69 18 13 31 34 753 67.20 56.60 8.40 55.00 5.40 1.12 1.83 Playoffs 4 0 0 0 0
2020-2021 Boston Bruins NHL 54 13 19 32 18 698 69.20 55.60 2.60 57.00 3.40 0.69 2.15 Playoffs 10 2 3 5 0
2021-2022 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 0 0 2
Craig Smith Stats by Elite Prospects | Craig Smith Advanced Stats by

Active Contract

Signing Team
Signing Date October 10, 2020
Signing Status UFA
Agent Kevin Magnuson
Standard Contract | 3 Years $9,300,000 3.80% of cap space
2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023
Cap Hit $3,100,000 $3,100,000 $3,100,000
UFA
AAV $3,100,000 $3,100,000 $3,100,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $4,300,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $4,300,000
Minors Salary $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $4,300,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Buy It Out Buy It Out

Contract History

Signing Team
Signing Date July 20, 2015
Signing Status RFA
Agent Kevin Magnuson
Standard Contract | 5 Years $21,250,000 5.95% of cap space
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Cap Hit $4,250,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000
UFA
AAV $4,250,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000 $4,250,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Base Salary $3,750,000 $4,000,000 $4,250,000 $4,500,000 $4,750,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total Salary $3,750,000 $4,000,000 $4,250,000 $4,500,000 $4,750,000
Minors Salary $3,750,000 $4,000,000 $4,250,000 $4,500,000 $4,750,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team
Signing Date September 14, 2012
Signing Status RFA
Standard Contract | 2 Years $4,000,000 3.11% of cap space
2013-2014 2014-2015
Cap Hit $2,000,000 $2,000,000
RFA
AAV $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Performance Bonuses $0 $0
Base Salary $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Signing Bonuses $0 $0
Total Salary $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Minors Salary $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Clauses
UFA Year
Signing Team
Signing Date July 26, 2011
Entry Level Contract | 2 Years $1,800,000 1.11% of cap space
2011-2012 2012-2013
Cap Hit $715,000 $715,000
RFA
AAV $900,000 $900,000
Performance Bonuses $210,000 $160,000
Base Salary $600,000 $650,000
Signing Bonuses $90,000 $90,000
Total Salary $690,000 $740,000
Minors Salary $67,500 $67,500
Clauses
UFA Year