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15 Craig Smith RW

Nashville Predators

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
30%13%
Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
211738112015:00

Player Updates

April 14, 2019 01:12 AM
Predators' Craig Smith: Plays overtime hero
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith scored the game-winning goal in overtime Saturday in Game 2's 2-1 win over the Stars.

Smith scored off a bouncing puck inside the left circle after a shot hit Stars defender Roman Polak. He came into the postseason with four points (two goals, two assists) in his last five regular-season games, and it looks like Smith is still on the same warm streak.

March 29, 2019 11:32 PM
Predators' Craig Smith: Reaches 20 goals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 3-1 win over the Penguins.

The 29-year-old now has four goals and seven points in the last 10 games, giving Smith his fifth career 20-goal campaign. While he remains stuck on a checking line at even strength, he is seeing semi-regular ice time on the power play, so Smith could remain productive through the final games of the regular season and into the playoffs.

March 15, 2019 10:28 AM
Predators' Craig Smith: Nets game-winner
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith scored his 19th goal of the season in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Kings.

The goal turned out to be the game-winner as Pekka Rinne held strong in the crease for the Predators. Smith had three shots and went plus-2 in the contest. He's at 32 points in 66 appearances this season, as well as 188 shots. The third-liner also sees traces of power-play time, where he has picked up seven of his points this year.

March 10, 2019 02:36 PM
Predators' Craig Smith: Gets Preds on scoresheet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith scored a goal in the second period of Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Hurricanes.

Smith has scored in consecutive games, and he also pumped six shots on goal in Saturday's contest. He's up to 18 tallies and 31 points in 64 games this season, as well as 182 shots on goal. Smith's likely to fall short of the 51 points he had last season, but the shot volume makes him a solid addition for owners in deeper formats while he's wielding a hot stick.

March 3, 2019 10:52 PM
Predators' Craig Smith: Pointless in return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (lower body) was held off the scoresheet but fired six shots on goal in Sunday's 3-2 shootout win over the Wild.

Smith missed six games with the injury, but he showed no ill effects while skating 14:34 in the contest. Smith has 29 points in 61 games, while adding 175 shots on goal. He is tracking to finish around 35 points this season unless he finds another gear for his production.

March 3, 2019 02:28 PM
Predators' Craig Smith: Removed from injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (lower body) was activated from injured reserve and is expected to play Sunday in Minnesota, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.

Smith missed the last six games with his lower-body injury, last playing in mid-February. He's expected to suit up Sunday and skate alongside Kyle Turris and Mikael Granlund.

March 1, 2019 10:24 PM
Predators' Craig Smith: Skates with team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (lower body) participated in Friday's game-day skate, but he won't be in the lineup against Winnipeg, Scott Billeck of NHL.com reports.

Smith appears to be trending in the right direction, but he remains on the shelf for the time being. The fact that he is traveling with the team bodes well for a return in the near term, though the team hasn't provided any updates on his timeline. Given all the recent additions to the Preds lineup, it's unclear where the Madison, Wisconsin native will slot in, as it could be anywhere from the first to fourth line.

February 25, 2019 06:52 PM
Predators' Craig Smith: Still on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (undisclosed) remains on injured reserve ahead of Monday's home game against the Oilers, per the NHL's official media site.

The Predators acquired do-it-all winger Wayne Simmonds as well as established point producer Mikael Granlund before Monday's deadline, which threatens to cut into Smith's playing time once he returns to action. He's already missed three straight games.

February 21, 2019 04:44 PM
Predators' Craig Smith: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Predators placed Smith (undisclosed) on injured reserve Thursday, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.

Smith's transfer to the list will guarantee his absence for at least the next two games, making Monday against the Oilers the earliest he could rejoin the lineup. The team hasn't revealed the extent of his injury, nor a timeline for his return, but the loss of a 16-goal scorer up front will certainly be felt by a Predators club in the thick of the playoff race. Colton Sissons appears set to slot into the top six again Thursday in his absence.

February 21, 2019 01:04 PM
Predators' Craig Smith: Absent from morning skate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (undisclosed) missed morning skate Thursday, Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports.

Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site has also weighed in on the matter, relaying from Predators coach Peter Laviolette that he doesn't have any more information on either Smith or Viktor Arvidsson, who curiously missed the a.m. skate as well. We wouldn't count on either player being available against the Kings on Thursday, but the line rushes in warmups will be the final indicators of their respective availability.

February 19, 2019 08:40 PM
Predators' Craig Smith: Scratched on Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith (lower body) won't play in Tuesday's game versus the Stars, Brooks Bratten of the Predators' official site reports.

Smith missed the last two skates, but he participated in warmups ahead of Tuesday's game and appeared to be fine. However, he it was revealed he has a lower-body injury and will sit out. He'll look to get healthy for Thursday's contest versus the Avalanche. Frederick Gaudreau will take Smith's place in the lineup.

February 4, 2019 02:24 AM
Predators' Craig Smith: Agonizing scoring drought continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith extended his current pointless streak to 10 games Saturday against the Stars.

Smith started January with a bang, notching four goals and an assist in five games, but he's really been struggling since then. Both he and Kevin Fiala must really be feeling the absence of Kyle Turris (lower body), as the trio showed a huge amount of chemistry together last season as the Preds' second line. Smith will be lucky to crack the 40-point mark this season given his current pace.

January 20, 2019 10:28 AM
Predators' Craig Smith: Demoted to third line
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith fired three shots on goal but came away empty in Saturday's 4-2 loss to the Panthers, marking the sixth consecutive game he has failed to crack the scoresheet. Futhermore, he spent most of the game skating on the third line with Colton Sissons and rookie Colin Blackwell.

Now with just 25 points in 50 games, Smith is currently on pace for a 40-point season -- a pretty significant step back from last year's 51-point effort. Normally one of the NHL's streakier players, his recent bout of inconsistency has now landed him in a checking-line role, which further devalues him from a fantasy perspective. Bottom line, Smith is simply not worthy of a roster spot in most standard formats right now.

January 6, 2019 12:48 AM
Predators' Craig Smith: Leads offense in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith scored two goals in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Canadiens.

The 29-year-old has active goal (three games) and point (five games) streaks going, but this performance was his first multi-point effort since Dec. 1. Smith is up to 14 goals and 24 points through 43 games, and he seems comfortably headed for his fifth career 20-goal campaign.

January 2, 2019 01:12 AM
Predators' Craig Smith: Opens scoring in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith scored a goal in Tuesday's win over the Flyers.

Smith lagged slightly behind an offensive rush where he received a pass from Kevin Fiala and rifled one past an over-committed Michal Neuvirth. It was Smith's fourth point in the last five games and 11th goal of the season. He's on pace for the fifth 20-goal season of his eight-year career.

December 22, 2018 06:32 PM
Predators' Craig Smith: Nabs helper in Saturday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith recorded an assist and four shots in Saturday's 5-2 road loss to the Bruins.

Now with 18 points through 37 games, Smith remains on pace for a 40-point campaign, which would be a fairly sizable step back from last year's 51-point effort. As the Predators head into the holiday break on a four-game losing streak, the team can only look forward to the eventual return of some key players from the IR, including P.K. Subban (upper body), Filip Forsberg (hand) and Viktor Arvidsson (thumb), which should only benefit Smith's production going forward.

December 9, 2018 12:00 PM
Predators' Craig Smith: Notches goal in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith scored a goal in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Flames, his fourth point in the last four games.

Despite his current mini-streak, Smith has unfortunately never been one of the game's most consistent scorers. Last season's terrific 51-point effort was preceded by a 29-point dud. He's currently on pace for something in between -- somewhere in the 40-point range. Bottom line, Smith can be useful in deeper fantasy formats if you can withstand his ups and downs, but make sure you exhaust all other options first.

November 26, 2018 03:08 PM
Predators' Craig Smith: Scores with man advantage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith scored a power-play goal in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Ducks.

After a couple of years of declining production, Smith really turned things around last season by cracking the 50-point plateau for just the second time in his career. However, he's taken a bit of a step backward this year. Now sitting with just 11 points through 24 games, he'll be lucky to hit the 40-point mark given his current pace. Part of the problem is that Kyle Turris -- his regular centerman who was instrumental in helping turn his career around last season -- is now on the IR with an upper-body injury. This does not bode well for Smith's near-term production.

November 13, 2018 02:13 AM
Predators' Craig Smith: Breaks scoring slump
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith recorded an assist and eight shots on goal in Monday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Ducks.

Smith was pointless in four straight games coming into this outing, and he broke the slump with a helper in the third period to send the game to overtime. The Madison, Wisconsin native has struggled to tickle the twine, however, as he's scored just four times on 55 shots (7.2 percent).

November 11, 2018 12:28 PM
Predators' Craig Smith: Offensive struggles continue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith was held off the scoresheet for the fourth straight contest Saturday against the Stars, giving him just six points through 16 games.

Smith exploded for 51 points last season, just shy of the career-high 52 which he set back in 2013. However, he has now reverted back to his previous form with another disappointing campaign. Despite his top-six role in the Preds' lineup, Smith is currently on pace for just 30 points this season, which will no doubt have owners pulling their hair out. Smith remains a high-risk selection in the fantasy realm, as you never know what kind of season he's going to have.

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CAREER STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2011-12Nashville72142236-96010173220
2012-13Nashville444812-11200079121
2013-14Nashville79242852167040316
2014-15Nashville822321441160401218
2015-16Nashville822116374206076154
2016-17Nashville78121729720105160
2017-18Nashville792526512090204054
2018-19Nashville762117381140202628
59214415529949380200460671
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
2015-16Nashville19910.61245:091704174:092:42400019
2016-17Nashville1557.71078:12150586:051:16300015
2017-18Nashville22910.91215:091623185:000:38240012
2018-19Nashville20510.21149:341545190:500:44200010
15109.58905:32119441238:009:3023000112
POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTFWFL
2011-12Nashville2011-1000000
2014-15Nashville62352001059
2015-16Nashville1111210000512
2016-17Nashville101232000001
2017-18Nashville13224-3101066
2018-19Nashville61010001000
487916110301628
MORE POSTSEASON STATS
SEASONTeamSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2011-12Nashville30.016:49240:040:000000
2014-15Nashville336.1123:2117319:520:000000
2015-16Nashville313.2168:1223727:100:144002
2016-17Nashville214.8128:222011:330:002001
2017-18Nashville326.3204:2228333:020:072001
2018-19Nashville166.384:341299:060:002001
1365.1725:40104790:470:2110005
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/208
Birthdate:
9/5/1989
Age:
30
Hometown:
Madison, WI
Team:
Nashville Predators
School:

NHL Experience: