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15 Craig Smith C

Nashville Predators

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
24%10%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
11718-22815:00
Latest News
  • Predators' Craig Smith: Scores opening goal against Vancouver

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/27/16) Smith deflected one into the net Tuesday against the Canucks.

    Smith may have recovered from his early January slump, netting two goals in his last three outings. While he may be finding his way back to form, the 26-year-old continues to struggle on special teams, recording a lone power-play goal in 48 games this season, despite averaging over two minutes of ice time per game with the man advantage.

    Predators' Craig Smith: Reduced to third-line role

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/20/16) Smith was held off the scoresheet for the eighth consecutive game during Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Blackhawks.

    Smith has been averaging just 13 minutes of ice time lately, almost two minutes less than his season average of 15:11, as he's been demoted to the third line alongside Mike Fisher and Eric Nystrom. Furthermore, he's not seeing regular time on the power play anymore, replaced by rookie Kevin Fiala who was recently recalled from AHL Milwaukee. With just 14 points in 46 games, Smith's fantasy stock is falling fast. If you own him, start looking for viable alternatives for your active roster.

    Predators' Craig Smith: Nabs Preds' only goal in ugly loss to Stars

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (1/1/16) Smith scored his team's only goal in Thursday's 5-1 loss to the Stars. It was his third point in his last four games.

    Although it's nice to see a mini-hot streak from Smith, in the larger picture he has done nothing but regress over the past two seasons since posting a career-high 52 points in 2013-14. So far this season, he is up to just 14 points in 38 games, which puts him roughly on pace for a disappointing 30 points unless he can somehow rejuvenate his game. Bottom line, he's been massively disappointing to fantasy owners, considering he continues to skate on the Preds' first line. Govern your expectations accordingly.

    Predators' Craig Smith: Struggling offensively

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (12/24/15) Smith failed to crack the scoresheet for the fourth consecutive game Monday against the Canadiens. He now has just 11 points in 34 games this season.

    Smith has been slowly regressing ever since registering a career-high 52 points two seasons ago. Perhaps even more alarming is the lone power-play point he's scored so far this year, after notching a combined 19 over the past two seasons. Needless to say, Smith needs to show far more consistency before we can start recommending him as a viable fantasy option.

    Predators' Craig Smith: Struggling to maintain last year's pace

    by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
    (12/4/15) Smith posted his second consecutive assist in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Panthers.

    Fantasy owners would love for this to be the start of a long point streak for Smith, who has just nine points in 25 games thus far. Given his current pace, he'll be lucky to hit the 30-point mark this year, which would be a significant step back from the previous two seasons (44 and 52 points, respectively). A recent bump to the Preds' first line alongside Mike Ribeiro and Filip Forsberg may be just what the doctor ordered. Monitor closely.

  • April 12, 2015: Benn powers Stars past Predators 4-1
    DALLAS (AP) Jamie Benn's closing charge was enough to secure the NHL scoring title.
    April 12, 2015: Benn powers Stars past Predators 4-1
    DALLAS (AP) Jamie Benn's closing charge was enough to secure the NHL scoring title.
    April 11, 2015: Benn powers Stars past Predators 4-1
    DALLAS (AP) Jamie Benn had three goals and an assist, and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 4-1 on Saturday night.
    April 8, 2015: Preds' Smith Adds Helper In Loss To Avs
    Smith registered a power-play assist during Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Colorado. He also fired four shots on goal in 16:44 of ice time.
    April 1, 2015: Predators D Roman Josi is unsung hero of special season in Nashville
    Roman Josi is overshadowed as part of the great story that is the Nashville Predators, but in terms of what he provides to the team versus what he is paid, he's one of the league's best bargains.
 
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Career Stats
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2011-12Nashville72142236-96010173220
2012-13Nashville444812-11200079121
2013-14Nashville79242852167040316
2014-15Nashville822321441160401218
2015-16Nashville5411718-210303767
33176861625220120304442
More Career Stats
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2011-12Nashville1728.11021:301343154:061:34300014
2012-13Nashville834.8609:4280783:280:01200010
2013-14Nashville21511.21295:331698162:121:42220011
2014-15Nashville2529.11290:431719202:100:53440021
2015-16Nashville1417.8816:301127116:372:34280013
8638.85033:586694718:336:441440069
Postseason Stats
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2011-12Nashville2011-1000000
2014-15Nashville62352001059
82461001059
More Postseason Stats
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2011-12Nashville30.016:49240:040:000000
2014-15Nashville336.1123:2117319:520:000000
365.6140:1019719:560:000000
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/199
Birthdate:
9/5/1989
Age:
26
Hometown:
Madison, WI, USA
Team:
Nashville Predators
School:
Wisconsin
NHL Experience:
4
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