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Position Center
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
215 lb (98 kg/15 st 5 lb)
NHL Team
F. teams
Montreal Canadiens
Vancouver Canucks
Chicago Blackhawks
Ottawa Senators
Los Angeles Kings
New York Islanders
Pittsburgh Penguins
Boston Bruins
Nationality 22x20px United States
Born December 27, 1971 (1971-12-27) (age 45),
Toledo, OH, U.S.
NHL Draft 21st overall, 1990
Boston Bruins
Pro career 1992 – present

</div></div> Bryan Smolinski (b. December 27 1971 in Toledo, Ohio) is an American professional ice hockey center who is currently an Unrestricted Free Agent in the National Hockey League after having spent the previous season (2007-08) with the Montreal Canadians.

Playing careerEdit

Smolinski grew up in suburban Northwest Ohio and played for the Michigan State Spartans. He was drafted 21st overall in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins.

After his rookie season in 1993–94, Smolinski was traded in the summer of 1995 alongside Glen Murray to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Kevin Stevens and Shawn McEachern. After the 1995–96 season Smolinski and the Penguins could not agree on a new contract. Smolinksi sat out the start of the next season and played for the Detroit Vipers of the IHL. In November, General Manager Mike Milbury of the New York Islanders traded defenceman Darius Kasparaitis and rookie Andreas Johansson for the rights to Smolinksi.

Smolinski played three seasons for the Islanders. In June 1999, Smolinski was part of an eight player trade that saw him, Žigmund Pálffy, goaltender Marcel Cousineau, and 4th round selection previously acquired from the New Jersey Devils (Daniel Johansson) traded to the Los Angeles Kings for Olli Jokinen, Josh Green, Mathieu Biron, and a first-round selection (Taylor Pyatt).

Smolinski played four seasons for the Kings, before being traded to the Ottawa Senators at the trade deadline for defence prospect Tim Gleason in March 2003.

During the NHL strike for the 2004–2005 season, Smolinski was an assistant hockey coach at Cranbrook Kingswood before he briefly played for the Motor City Mechanics.

On July 9, 2006, Smolinksi was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in a three-way deal with the Senators and San Jose Sharks. However, his tenure with Chicago did not last long, as he was traded to the Vancouver Canucks on February 26, 2007 for a conditional second round draft pick.[1] On July 2, 2007, Smolinski signed a one year contract with the Montreal Canadiens. On October 22, 2007, Smolinksi played in his 1,000th career game in a game against the Bruins.

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1989–90 Michigan State University NCAA 39 10 17 27 45 -- -- -- -- --
1990–91 Michigan State University NCAA 35 9 12 21 24 -- -- -- -- --
1991–92 Michigan State University NCAA 44 30 35 65 59 -- -- -- -- --
1992–93 Michigan State University NCAA 40 31 37 68 93 -- -- -- -- --
1992–93 Boston Bruins NHL 9 1 3 4 0 4 1 0 1 2
1993–94 Boston Bruins NHL 83 31 20 51 82 13 5 4 9 4
1994–95 Boston Bruins NHL 44 18 13 31 31 5 0 1 1 4
1995–96 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 81 24 40 64 69 18 5 4 9 10
1996–97 Detroit Vipers IHL 6 5 7 12 410 -- -- -- -- --
1996–97 New York Islanders NHL 64 28 28 56 48 -- -- -- -- --
1997–98 New York Islanders NHL 81 13 30 43 34 -- -- -- -- --
1998–99 New York Islanders NHL 82 16 24 40 49 -- -- -- -- --
1999–00 Los Angeles Kings NHL 79 20 36 56 48 4 0 0 0 2
2000–01 Los Angeles Kings NHL 78 27 32 59 40 13 1 5 6 14
2001–02 Los Angeles Kings NHL 80 13 25 38 56 7 2 0 2 2
2002–03 Los Angeles Kings NHL 58 18 20 38 18 -- -- -- -- --
2002–03 Ottawa Senators NHL 10 3 5 8 2 18 2 7 9 6
2003–04 Ottawa Senators NHL 80 19 27 46 49 7 1 1 2 4
2004–05 Motor City Mechanics UHL 21 9 23 32 18 -- -- -- -- --
2005–06 Ottawa Senators NHL 81 17 31 48 46 4 1 1 2 0
2006–07 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 62 14 23 37 29 -- -- -- -- --
2006–07 Vancouver Canucks NHL 20 4 3 7 8 12 2 2 4 8
2007–08 Montreal Canadiens NHL 64 8 17 25 20 12 1 2 3 2
NHL Totals 1,056 274 377 651 606 123 23 29 52 60
NCAA Totals 151 77 95 172 206 -- -- -- -- --

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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