2016-17 (Freshman): Named to both the NCHC Academic All-Conference Team and the NCHC Scholar-Athlete Team … Registered three goals and four assists in 29 games ... Assisted on the game-tying and game-winning goals in UND’s 6-5 overtime win over #20 St. Cloud State in Game 2 of the NCHC Quarterfinals (March 11) ... Scored UND’s lone goal and was named game’s No. 1 star in 1-1 overtime tie vs. No. 2 Denver (Nov. 11) ... First career goal came in his collegiate debut, a 5-2 win over RPI in the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game (Oct. 15) … Earned first letter.
Before UND: Played the previous two seasons with the Steinbach Pistons of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) … Scored a team-leading 26 goals in 54 games last year and ranked second on the team in scoring with 61 points … Added seven goals and 11 assists in 15 playoff games and led the Pistons to a berth in the MJHL’s Turnbull Cup finals … Had 12 goals and 11 assists in 38 games with Steinbach in 2014-15 … A 2014 graduate of Brainerd High School … Lettered three times in hockey at Brainerd under former UND standout Jim Archibald … Also lettered in football and track, earning all-state and team MVP honors in both … Named Brainerd High School Athlete of the Year as a senior.
Personal: Undecided on a major … Son of Tom and Kris Smith … Father played football at St. Cloud State University and mother ran track at Concordia College … Uncle, Sandy Smith, played hockey at the University of Minnesota Duluth.