UW’s Smith Signs

Wisconsin’s top-scoring forward from last season has turned pro.

Craig Smith signed a three-year contract with the Nashville Predators, giving up his final two years of college eligibility. Smith previously had said he would return to the Badgers.

The Madison native tallied 19 goals and 43 points last season.

Early signings in the WCHA (10)

North Dakota (2)
Brett Hextall, jr, f, Phoenix Coyotes
Jason Gregoire, jr, f, Winnipeg Jets

Denver (1)
Matt Donovan, so, d, New York Islanders

Minnesota (1)
Aaron Ness, jr, d, New York Islanders

Minnesota-Duluth (2)
Mike Connolly, jr, f, San Jose Sharks
Justin Faulk, fr, d, Carolina Hurricanes

St. Cloud State (1)
Oliver Lauridsen, jr, d, Philadelphia Flyers

Wisconsin (3)
Jake Gardiner, jr, d, Toronto Maple Leafs
Jordy Murray, jr, f, Switzerland
Craig Smith, so, f, Nashville Predators

2 Responses

  1. smm

    this is good news. smith was going to be a great player next year, evidenced by his stellar world hockey championships performance

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