|Assets:||Has an excellent frame for the center position. Displays two-way instincts and an agressive streak. Can kill penalties and take key face-offs. Can also line up on the wing if need be.|
|Flaws:||Isn't always confident with the puck. The speed of the NHL game makes it difficult for him to put up good numbers on a regular basis. Isn't a great pugilist. Will take bad penalties sometimes.|
|Career Potential:||Physical checking forward.|
|11/26/2012||Signed with the Frederikshavn White Hawks (Denmark).|
|9/05/2012||Signed by the Ottawa Senators to a four-year contract extension.|
|5/19/2011||Re-signed by the Ottawa Senators to a two-year contract.|
|4/10/2011||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|12/28/2010||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|11/08/2010||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|11/06/2010||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|11/05/2010||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|10/23/2010||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|10/20/2010||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|4/10/2010||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|3/31/2010||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|3/21/2010||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|3/07/2010||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|3/06/2010||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|1/22/2010||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|1/08/2010||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|9/28/2009||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|11/30/2008||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|11/28/2008||Recalled from Binghamton (AHL).|
|9/28/2008||Assigned to Binghamton (AHL).|
|8/14/2008||Signed by the Ottawa Senators to an entry-level contract.|
|6/21/2008||Drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 3rd round (79th overall) in 2008.|
Zach Smith hot in the faceoff dot | 01/19/2014 10:42 AM
NewsZach Smith has been extremely effective in the faceoff dot over the Senators' last three games.
ImpactHe has won 42 of 59 draws for 71 percent success rate and pushed his season total success rate to 53.3 percent. If you pool tracks faceoffs, Smith is a pretty valuable guy to have.
Zack Smith scores against the Coyotes | 12/22/2013 10:56 AM
NewsZack Smith scored his sixth goal of the season on Saturday.
ImpactSmith is a nice combination of some points and penalty minutes as he has 10 points and has 53 minutes in penalties. It's a surprisingly good season for the 25-year-old as he also has three game winning goals. If you need minutes, Smith could be your guy.
Zack Smith could face discipline for hit | 12/17/2013 7:13 AM
NewsZack Smith might hear from the league for his hit on St. Louis forward Alexander Steen.
ImpactSmith was assessed a two-minute penalty for an illegal check to the head Monday night. Steen exited for the dressing room after the collision, but he did return. Smith finished the game with four penalty minutes and two shots.
Zack Smith records GWG against Sabres | 12/13/2013 7:32 AM
NewsZack Smith recorded the game-winning goal in Thursday's 2-1 victory against Buffalo.
ImpactHe has produced five goals and nine points in 33 games this season. Smith is capable of chipping in some points, but he should only be on your radar if you're in a deep league that also counts penalty minutes and hits.
Zack Smith finds the back of the net Saturday | 10/13/2013 10:03 AM
NewsZack Smith netted his first goal of the season in Ottawa's 3-2 defeat on Saturday.
ImpactIt was Smith's 25th goal in 204 career NHL games. He'll give you a bit more than a penalty minute per contest, but Smith doesn't do too much offensively.
Zack Smith might shift to the wing | 09/25/2013 8:09 AM
NewsZack Smith could end up playing on the wing again this season.
Impact"I played a bit of wing last year, and might do it a bit more, with the amount of center men we have," Smith said. Mika Zibanejad and Jean-Gabriel Pageau might get Ottawa's bottom-six center jobs going into the season. Even if he does line up on the wing, Smith will probably still get his fair share of faceoffs after he posted a 51.8 percent winning percentage on 731 draws last year.
Zack Smith gets first career playoff goal | 05/10/2013 11:15 AM
NewsZack Smith opened the scoring in Game 5 Thursday night.
ImpactHis first career postseason goal came just over two minutes into the opening period on a juicy rebound in front of Montreal starter Peter Budaj. Smith was credited with nine hits and 15 penalty minutes (all of which came in one game) in Ottawa's first-round series.
Zack Smith finally starts to pick up goals | 03/21/2013 11:28 AM
NewsZack Smith has netted three goals in his last seven games after going 23 straight contests without a marker to open the year.
ImpactHe has also added two assists during his recent goal-scoring surge. Smith has 13 points and 32 penalty minutes along with 57 hits in 30 games this campaign.
Zack Smith justifies 1st line opportunity | 03/09/2013 10:29 AM
NewsZack Smith skated on the Senators' first line Friday night and he proved worthy of the opportunity scoring a goal.
ImpactSmith centered Daniel Alfredsson and Milan Michalek on the top unit while Kyle Turris moved down to play on the team's second line. Obviously, if Smith, who has scored in two consecutive games, can keep this gig his fantasy value increases siginificantly.
Zack Smith scores first of year in loss | 03/06/2013 9:54 PM
NewsZack Smith potted a goal and added an assist but it wasn't enough as the Senators fell to the Maple Leafs 5-4 on Wednesday night.
ImpactSmith is more of an agitative type with limited offensive capabilities. The 24-year-old's goal was just his first in 24 games this season. Colin Greening, Daniel Alfredsson and Mika Zibanejad were the others to find the back of the net. Erik Condra had two assists.
Zack Smith still looking to end goal slump | 02/19/2013 10:46 AM
NewsAfter 16 games, Ottawa's Zack Smith is still looking for his first goal of the season.
ImpactHe hasn't found the back of the net since March 10, 2012, which equates to a stretch of 29 games. Smith has collected five assists and 22 penalty minutes this year.
Zack Smith dealing with lower-body problem | 01/29/2013 9:20 AM
NewsZack Smith didn't participate in Monday's practice for "maintenance," according to the Senators.
ImpactCoach Paul MacLean said Smith was dealing with a "lower body" problem, which was caused by a blocked a shot against Pittsburgh on Sunday. Smith has one assist, 11 shots and seven penalty minutes in five games this season. We'll list him as active for now.
|Goals||1||vs. Col||Oct 16||2|
|Assists||0||5 times-last:vs. CBJ||last:Oct 18||1|
|Points||1||vs. Col||Oct 16||2|
|Penalty Minutes||2||vs. CBJ||Oct 18||14|
|Plus/Minus||1||vs. Col||Oct 16||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||5 times-last:vs. CBJ||last:Oct 18||0|
|Power Play Points||0||5 times-last:vs. CBJ||last:Oct 18||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||5 times-last:vs. CBJ||last:Oct 18||1|
|Shorthanded Points||0||5 times-last:vs. CBJ||last:Oct 18||1|
|Shots||3||vs. Col||Oct 16||5|
|Penalty Minutes||120||2010-11 (Ott)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2011-12 (Ott)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2011-12 (Ott)|
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