|Assets:||Displays plenty of intelligence and poise--with and without the puck. Has the size scouts like in an NHL defender. Excels in defending opposing scorers. Has a bit of a mean streak.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't own a lot of offensive ability. Needs to be pushed at times, since he has a tendency to take some shifts off. Must find a greater level of consistency.|
|Career Potential:||Solid shutdown defenseman.|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2006-07|
|1/28/2014||Missed 1 game (undisclosed).|
|11/08/2013||Acquired from the Edmonton Oilers.|
|4/01/2013||Signed by the Edmonton Oilers to a four-year contract extension.|
|9/21/2012||Signed with HC Bili Tygri Liberec (Czech Republic).|
|4/07/2012||Missed the last 4 regular season games (neck injury).|
|4/01/2012||Neck injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|6/30/2011||Re-signed by the Edmonton Oilers to a two-year contract.|
|11/25/2010||Missed 4 games (concussion).|
|11/16/2010||Concussion, injured reserve.|
|4/11/2010||Missed the last 21 regular season games (neck injury).|
|3/01/2010||Neck injury, day-to-day.|
|2/08/2010||Missed 8 games (arm injury).|
|1/22/2010||Arm injury, day-to-day.|
|11/10/2009||Missed 2 games (illness).|
|8/12/2009||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Edmonton Oilers to a two-year contract.|
|4/12/2009||Missed the last 6 games of the regular season (broken hand).|
|3/30/2009||Broken hand, remainder of the regular season.|
|3/17/2009||Missed 1 game (head injury).|
|3/14/2009||Head injury, day-to-day.|
|11/20/2008||Missed 7 games (concussion).|
|11/09/2008||Concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|3/09/2008||Missed 6 games (knee injury).|
|2/24/2008||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|10/24/2007||Recalled from Springfield (AHL).|
|10/02/2007||Assigned to Springfield (AHL).|
|3/01/2007||Missed 1 game (leg injury).|
|2/26/2007||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|1/12/2007||Missed 3 games (sprained shoulder).|
|1/05/2007||Sprained shoulder, day-to-day.|
|7/03/2006||Acquired from the Anaheim Ducks.|
|9/26/2005||Assigned to Portland (AHL).|
|8/24/2005||Signed by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim|
|11/08/2013||Edmonton Oilers traded Ladislav Smid and Olivier Roy to the Calgary Flames for Roman Horak and Laurent Brossoit.|
|7/03/2006||Edmonton Oilers traded Chris Pronger to the Anaheim Ducks for Joffrey Lupul, Ladislav Smid, a 1st round selection in 2007, a conditional 1st round selection and a 2nd round selection in 2008.|
|6/26/2004||Drafted by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim in the 1st round (9th overall) in 2004.|
Ladislav Smid practices on Sunday | 02/24/2014 5:17 AM
NewsLadislav Smid returned to practice on Sunday after participating in the Olympic Games.
ImpactSmid played for the Czech Republic and was eliminated in the quarter-finals by the United States. "Awesome experience," Smid said. "Obviously, disappointed we lost in the quarter-finals, but overall it was a dream come true. I dreamt about it since I was little - to represent my country. It finally happened. I'm really proud of it. A lot of emotional games. I'm glad I went through it." Smid has only one goal and four points with 64 penalty minutes this season.
Ladislav Smid didn't get a shift vs. Sweden | 02/12/2014 3:01 PM
NewsLadislav Smid suited up as the Czech Republic's seventh defenseman during Wednesday's loss to Sweden.
Wes Gilbertson on Twitter
ImpactHe didn't get any playing time during the 4-2 loss. Smid suffered a lower-body injury before heading to Sochi, but that's probably not the reason why he didn't get any shifts in the contest.
Ladislav Smid (lower body) will go to Sochi | 02/08/2014 6:29 PM
NewsLadislav Smid suffered a lower-body injury in Saturday's game against Philadelphia, but he's still going to Sochi.
Wes Gilbertson on Twitter
ImpactThat suggests that the ailment isn't serious even though he didn't play in the third period. Smid is set to represent the Czech Republic at the Winter Games.
| 01/29/2014 1:29 AM
NewsLadislav Smid returned to action on Tuesday January 28.
Smid likes his chances of playing Tuesday | 01/28/2014 9:12 AM
NewsLadislav Smid (undisclosed) took part in Monday's practice.
ImpactSmid skipped Friday's contest and had missed three consecutive practices. However, he felt a lot better on Monday and is optimistic about his chances of returning Tuesday night.
Ladislav Smid sits out Friday's game | 01/27/2014 5:57 AM
NewsLadislav Smid has missed the last three practices and sat out Friday's game with an undisclosed injury.
ImpactSmid was out due to 'maintenance' according to head coach Bob Hartley. Smid has a goal and three points in 52 games this season with a minus-16 rating and 62 penalty minutes, giving him no fantasy value in a season split between Calgary and Edmonton.
Ladislav Smid among NHL D-men on Czech team | 01/06/2014 3:26 PM
NewsLadislav Smid will play for the Czech Republic at the Winter Olympics.
ImpactNHLers Marek Zidlicky, Radko Gudas, Jakub Kindl, Michal Rozsival and Zbynek Michalek will join Smid on the back end of the Czechs. Tomas Kaberle, Michal Barinka and Luke Krajick will be on the roster as well.
Flames' Ladislav Smid blocking shots big-time | 12/28/2013 9:09 AM
NewsLadislav Smid has blocked 49 shots in 20 games for the Calgary Flames this season after being traded to them by the Edmonton Oilers on Nov. 8.
Impact"Smid was on my wish list for a long time," said Calgary coach Bob Hartley, who has promoted Smid to the Flames' top defense pair along with captain Mark Giordano. "He's an in-your-face defenseman. He'll sacrifice anything and we needed veterans who want to win. He's been a very pleasant addition to our hockey club." Said Edmonton goalie Devan Dubnyk: "You can't care about getting hurt if you block shots, and Ladi certainly (doesn't) care." Smid hopes to be in Sochi, playing for the Czechs, in his first Olympics.
Ladislav Smid gets lost on way to arena | 11/16/2013 8:43 AM
NewsLadislav Smid got lost on Tuesday as he tried to find the Scotiabank Saddledome for the first time.
ImpactSmid was playing in his first game at home for the Flames after he was dealt from Edmonton where he played for seven years. "Seriously, I was like, 'I'm lost. I don't want to be lost anymore.' I just pulled over and googled the Saddledome address and put it into the Google maps," Smid said. "I thought I could make it a little bit shorter than in the morning. So, I thought, I'm just going to take a turn left here. And, it was a one-way. (I live) super close, just in downtown. I guess I'm stupid. I was really good in Edmonton, but it's totally different. I've got so much on my mind. It happens." Smid has little offensive upside so his fantasy value is limited at best.
Coach Hartley thrilled to have Ladislav Smid | 11/10/2013 6:48 AM
NewsCoach Bob Hartley is thrilled to have Ladislav Smid as a member of the Calgary Flames.
ImpactThe defensive defenseman will help out the Flames blueline as he is physical and blocks a lot of shots. "There's no Mr. Casual in him. He's a warrior," Hartley said. "I talked to him and he was so glad about the trade. He's a guy that shows up at home, shows up on the road. He's an in-your-face defenseman. He's a stand-up guy. He's not afraid to stand up in a room and say what he has to say, and after this, he backs it." Look for the Flames to be better defensively with Smid in the lineup and that should help out the Calgary netminders in your pool. Smid has little offensive upside so his fantasy value is limited at best.
Edmonton deals Ladislav Smid to Calgary | 11/08/2013 6:45 PM
NewsThe Edmonton Oilers have traded Ladislav Smid to the Calgary Flames in exchange for Laurent Brossoit and Roman Horak.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactThe Oilers have been linked to Nail Yakupov and Jordan Eberle trade rumors and potentially signing Ilya Bryzgalov. This trade is certainly smaller than any of that, but it's still surprising. The Oilers, who were hoping to compete this season, just traded a veteran defenseman to a division rival for prospects. That's not typically the actions of a team that's looking to finally move past their rebuilding process, but perhaps this is just a small part of a larger plan. Smid has a $3.5 million annual cap hit through 2016-17. He's physical and not afraid to block shots, but his lack of offensive upside makes him a non-factor in standard leagues.
Smid: It's too early for defeatist attitude | 11/01/2013 9:10 AM
NewsLadislav Smid doesn't think the Oilers' situation is dire despite their bad October.
ImpactEdmonton has a 3-9-2 record, which puts them 10 points out of the playoff race. "Everybody is talking 'You're out of the playoffs. You're this and that,'" said Smid. "It's way too early. There are plenty of games to be played. There are plenty of points on the table and nobody is going to quit here. Everybody believes we can make it." They certainly have more than enough time to rebound. At the same time, as other teams have discovered before them, making up points down the stretch is very difficult even during stretches of near perfection. The Oilers can make up their current 10-point gap, but they need to start to at least tread water sooner rather than later.
Ladislav Smid to play in world championships | 04/30/2013 2:40 PM
NewsLadislav Smid will play for the Czech Republic in the upcoming world championships.
Oilers on Twitter
ImpactSmid had just one goal and four points in 48 games this season but is a solid all-around defenseman who led the Oilers in hits (151) and blocked shots (119) this season.
Oilers sign Ladislav Smid to 4-year extension | 04/01/2013 11:20 AM
NewsLadislav Smid has agreed to a four-year, $14 million extension with the Edmonton Oilers.
Oilers.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactHe was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and was consequently believed to be on the trade market. Smid doesn't do much offensively so he doesn't attract much attention in standard leagues, but he's the Edmonton Oilers' leader with 103 hits and is tied for third in the NHL with 91 blocked shots.
Report: Smid, Oilers close to an extension | 03/31/2013 7:07 PM
NewsThe Edmonton Oilers are nearing a four-year contract extension that could be worth $16 million, the Edmonton Sun's Derek Van Driest reports.
Derek Van Driest
ImpactNaturally, they're reportedly in discussions; they haven't agreed to anything official yet. If that gets signed, he's obviously not a big fantasy guy (at least in terms of points), but could help the Oilers in their own end.
Oilers should keep pending UFA Ladislav Smid | 03/14/2013 3:23 PM
NewsLadislav Smid is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season.
ImpactHe's a player that the Oilers should keep. Smid leads the club with 80 hits and 70 blocked shots. He has also chipped in 35 penalty minutes. In 26 games, he has only two assists and 12 shots but those aren't aspects of his game that he's known for. Smid is currently making $2.25 million.
Ladislav Smid may have injured hand | 02/26/2013 9:24 AM
NewsThe Edmonton Journal is reporting that Ladislav Smid missed some shifts in the second period when he blocked a Nick Leddy shot with his hand.
ImpactSmid returned later in the second and played the remainder of the game so it looks like he is okay at this time. Stay tuned. He has two assists, 31 penalty minutes and a minus-four rating in 18 games so his fantasy value is negligible in traditional pools.
Smid and other NHLers returning from Europe | 01/05/2013 1:05 PM
NewsLadislav Smid has returned to Edmonton after a stint in the Czech Republic Extraliga.
ImpactSmid, like many other NHL players who are skating in Europe and Russia, is returning with the hope that an NHL season will start on January 19th. In the coming days we will likely see a number of players taking at least a temporary leave of absence from their European and Russian squads as we approach crunch time in the CBA negotiations.
|Goals||1||at Mtl||Oct 22||1|
|Assists||1||4 times-last:at Edm||last:Mar 1||1|
|Points||1||5 times-last:at Edm||last:Mar 1||1|
|Penalty Minutes||15||2 times-last:at Van||last:Jan 18||23|
|Plus/Minus||3||vs. Chi||Jan 28||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||64 times-last:vs. LA||last:Mar 10||0|
|Power Play Points||0||64 times-last:vs. LA||last:Mar 10||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||64 times-last:vs. LA||last:Mar 10||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||64 times-last:vs. LA||last:Mar 10||1|
|Shots||3||at Phx||Jan 7||3|
|Games||78||2 times-last: 2011-12 (Edm)|
|Penalty Minutes||85||2010-11 (Edm)|
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