Arizona Coyotes

Derek Smith
current status: In the minors
Birth Date:October 13, 1984 (30 years old)
Place of Birth:Belleville, Ont.
Experience:5 years
Drafted:Signed by Ottawa in 2007.
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2015.
Scouting Report
Assets: Plays a safe, steady game from behind the blueline. A good skater, he has NHL size and has displayed the ability to produce points at lower levels.
Flaws: Isn't a natural offensive threat in the NHL, and he's also not an overly physical rearguard. Needs to keep focusing on his defensive responsibilities.
Career Potential: Depth defenseman.

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