Craig Smith

Boston Bruins logo
Age 33 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 logo

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Transaction History
Nov 28, 2022 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith (upper body) is not expected to be available to play Tuesday versus the Tampa Bay Lightning, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports.
Nov 25, 2022 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith left Friday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes and won't return because of an upper-body injury.
Nov 7, 2022 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith (upper body) will rejoin the lineup against the St. Louis Blues on Monday, Joe Haggerty of Boston Hockey Now reports.
Nov 5, 2022 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith (upper body) won't be in the lineup Saturday versus Toronto, per Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic.
Nov 3, 2022 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith (upper body) is still considered day-to-day and won't play Thursday versus the New York Rangers, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
Nov 1, 2022 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Matt Porter of The Boston Globe reports.
Oct 22, 2022 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith will return to the Boston Bruins' lineup Saturday after being a healthy scratch the last two games, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Apr 2, 2022 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith (illness) skated on the third line during Saturday's morning practice, indicating he'll be in the lineup for the evening's matchup with Columbus.
Mar 31, 2022 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith is under the weather and won't be in the lineup against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday.
Mar 19, 2022 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith posted an assist in Friday's 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets.
Mar 12, 2022 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith scored two goals in a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday.
Mar 8, 2022 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith scored a goal and an assist in Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Kings.
Mar 3, 2022 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith netted a hat trick in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.
Feb 28, 2022 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith notched a power-play assist, three shots on goal and five hits in Monday's 7-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings.
Feb 26, 2022 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith notched an assist in Saturday's 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks.
Feb 24, 2022 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith logged an assist, six shots on goal and two hits in Thursday's 3-2 overtime win over the Seattle Kraken.
Feb 17, 2022 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith added an assist in a 4-1 loss to the New York Islanders on Thursday.
Jan 31, 2022 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith added a goal in a 6-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on Sunday.
Jan 10, 2022 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith chipped in a goal and an assist in a 7-3 win over the Washington Capitals on Monday.
Dec 27, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith cleared COVID-19 protocol and practiced Monday, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Dec 14, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith has entered the NHL's COVID-19 protocols.
Dec 9, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith logged an assist and blocked three shots in Thursday's 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers.
Dec 2, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith recorded a power-play assist and two shots on goal in Thursday's 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators.
Nov 21, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith registered a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Nov 19, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith (undisclosed) will skate with the third line Saturday in Philadelphia, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports.
Nov 16, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith (undisclosed) skated alone Tuesday and could return Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Oct 30, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith (undisclosed) will return to the lineup for Saturday's game versus Florida, Joe Haggerty of BostonHockeyNow.com reports.
Oct 30, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith (undisclosed) participated in Saturday's morning skate, Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic reports.
Oct 26, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith (undisclosed) won't make the trip for Wednesday's game versus the Florida 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 San Jose 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 New York Islanders in Game 3.
Jun 2, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith (lower body) is slated to play against the New York 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 New York 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 Washington 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 Buffalo Sabres.
Apr 29, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith collected two assists and four hits in a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres 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 Buffalo 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 the Washington Capitals.
Apr 15, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith scored a power-play goal on four shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over the New York Islanders.
Apr 13, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over the Buffalo 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 Philadelphia 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 Washington 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 Pittsburgh 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 the New Jersey Devils.
Mar 25, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith is set to play Thursday night against the New York 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 Boston Bruins' evening road tilt against the Pittsburgh 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 Philadelphia 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 the New Jersey Devils, Eric Russo of the Boston 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 the Washington Capitals.
Jan 28, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith will skate on the Boston Bruins' top line Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins, alongside Brad Marchand and Patrice Bergeron.
Jan 27, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith skated on the Boston 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 Philadelphia Flyers, Eric Russo of the Boston Bruins' official site reports.
Jan 24, 2021 Boston Bruins | Trent Frederic | Frederic has been moved up to the Boston 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 Boston 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 the New Jersey Devils, 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 the New Jersey Devils, 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 Boston Bruins play New Jersey on Thursday, Eric Russo of the Boston Bruins' official site reports.
Jan 12, 2021 Boston Bruins | Craig Smith | Smith has looked good in his first training camp with the Boston 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 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 Nashville Predators | Recalled C Craig Smith from Milwaukee (AHL).
Mar 22, 2013 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.
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2022-2023 Regular Season Stats

Craig Smith
GP G A P +/- PIM TOI GF% DFF% Rel DFF% CF% Rel CF% G60 P60
Boston Bruins Boston Bruins logo 12 1 2 3 1 6
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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 74 16 20 36 28 928 54.30 57.90 1.30 55.30 1.00 1.03 2.07 Playoffs 7 0 0 0 0
2022-2023 Boston Bruins NHL 12 1 2 3 6
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Active Contract

Signing Team Boston Bruins logo
Signing Date October 10, 2020
Signing Status UFA
Agent Kevin Magnuson
Standard Contract | 3 Years $9,300,000 3.76% 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

Contract History

Signing Team Nashville Predators logo
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 Nashville Predators logo
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 Nashville Predators logo
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