Flames sign Derek Smith

The Flames have signed defenceman Derek Smith

Tuesday, 12.07.2011 / 5:51 PM / News
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Flames sign Derek Smith
CALGARY, AB – The Calgary Flames announced today the signing of defenceman Derek Smith.

"We tendered an offer to Derek at the opening of free agency and were one of a number of teams to do so," said Flames general manager Jay Feaster. "We felt strongly that Derek would add to our depth at the position and would also have a legitimate shot to break into our top 7 mix at that position. We are very pleased that as he considered his options he elected to come to Calgary. His time spent in the NHL last year demonstrated that he is knocking on the door of becoming a full-time regular in the League, and he also brings recent AHL Calder Cup championship experience to the mix. We look forward to seeing him compete in camp."

Smith joins the Flames organization fresh of a championship season in the American Hockey League as the Binghamton Senators captured the 2011 Calder Cup. In 71 regular season games he recorded 10 goals and 44 assists for 54 points which placed him 4th among all defenceman in the AHL. He also played 9 games with the Ottawa Senators during the 2010-11 NHL season.

Contract Terms: One year, two-way contract at $700,000.

DEREK SMITH – DEFENCE
BORN: Belleville, ON DATE: June 13, 1984
HEIGHT: 6’02” WEIGHT: 200 lbs.
SHOOTS: Left
DRAFTED: Undrafted
HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a free agent July 13, 2011.
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Season
 Team
Lge GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
2000-01
WELLINGTON DUKES
OPJHL 12 1 1 2 4 -- -- -- -- -- --
2001-02
WELLINGTON DUKES
OPJHL 46 5 15 20 26 -- -- -- -- -- --
2002-03
WELLINGTON DUKES
OPJHL 21 6 10 16 26 -- -- -- -- -- --
2003-04
WELLINGTON DUKES
OPJHL 44 8 26 34 34 -- -- -- -- -- --
2004-05
LAKE SUPERIOR STATE
CCHA 38 1 4 5 28 -- -- -- -- -- --
2005-06
LAKE SUPERIOR STATE
CCHA 36 2 8 10 18 -- -- -- -- -- --
2006-07
LAKE SUPERIOR STATE
CCHA 43 10 20 30 10 -- -- -- -- -- --
2007-08
BINGHAMTON SENATORS
AHL 52 2 11 13 18 -5 -- -- -- -- --
2007-08
ELMIRA JACKALS
ECHL 1 0 1 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008-09
BINGHAMTON SENATORS
AHL 75 7 17 24 49 1 -- -- -- -- --
2009-10
BINGHAMTON SENATORS
AHL 74 14 37 51 24 -25 -- -- -- -- --
2009-10
OTTAWA SENATORS
NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -4 -- -- -- -- --
2010-11
BINGHAMTON SENATORS
AHL 71 10 44 54 21 7 6 1 1 2 6
2010-11
OTTAWA SENATORS
NHL 9 0 1 1 0 3 -- -- -- -- --