|(6/17/17) The Coyotes traded Smith to the Flames on Saturday in exchange for goalie Chad Johnson, defensive prospect Brandon Hickey and a conditional third-round draft pick, per Cap Friendly.|
In order to swing this deal, the Coyotes agreed to retain 25 percent of Smith's salary. The Flames had both the departing Johnson and Brian Elliott under one-year contracts this year, so adding Smith -- who spent the past six seasons in Arizona -- was a necessary course of action, as prospect Jon Gillies may be ready for the big stage, but not necessarily the No. 1 role. From a fantasy perspective, Smith could get a sizable boost in value since he's moving from the 27th-ranked team in shorthanded situations to one that sat 12th with a stave-off rate of 81.6 percent. The veteran backstop has gone 195-198-60 with a 2.70 GAA and .913 save mark over 474 career games between the Stars, Lightning and Coyotes, respectively.