2018 NHL Entry Draft Prospect

Ty Smith

TY SMITHCanada

Current Team: Spokane Chiefs (WHL)

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Vital Statistics

Position: D • Height: 5-10 • Weight: 170 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: March 24, 2000 • Hometown: Lloydminster, Alberta

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Lloydminster Heat/Bobcats (Ban./Mid.); Delta (CSSHL)
WHL Bantam Draft: 2015 by Spokane (Round 1, No. 1 Overall)
Agent: Gerry Johannson (The Sports Corporation)
WHL Debut: Jan. 13, 2016 (Spokane vs. Saskatoon)
First WHL Goal: Oct. 8, 2016 (Spokane vs. Victoria)

IN THE NEWS:
Played for Canada at the Hlinka Tourney
Destined for WHL Stardom and Beyond

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "The puck-savvy, smooth-skating blueliner showed scouts at the Under-18's that he will be a productive defenceman (in 2017-18) that may push for a top-10 selection in the draft. Stepped into a top-pairing role at the Under-18 and was quite possibly Canada’s best defenceman." (Recrutes.ca 2017 Draft Guide)

• "He is skilled and has some offensive upside, but I question Smith's ability to defend. I still have him as a first-round pick in 2018." (Cass Bruni, Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "He's lightning quick in his transition play, can pick up the pace and cut through the neutral zone consistently -- making defenders turn and chase him or they leave a large gap that he exploits going untouched. He’s a heads-up player who reads the ice well with a strong IQ. ... His overall game is smooth and effortless." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)