Ben Smith

American professional ice hockey player, born 1988

Ben Smith (born July 11, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey right winger. He currently plays for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Ben Smith
Smith during his time with the Blackhawks in December 2014
Born (1988-07-11) July 11, 1988 (age 36)
Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
San Jose Sharks
Chicago Blackhawks
National team  United States
NHL Draft 169th overall, 2008
Chicago Blackhawks
Playing career 2009–present

He has also played ice hockey in college at Boston College with the Eagles. He made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks on October 29, 2010 against the Edmonton Oilers. He scored 2 goals on April 15, 2011 against the Vancouver Canucks in his second NHL playoff game.

On April 24, 2011, Smith scored the overtime goal on a rebound by Niklas Hjalmarsson against the Vancouver Canucks' goaltender, Roberto Luongo, to force a Game 7 in Vancouver.[1] On June 24, 2013, He won the Stanley Cup with the Blackhawks after they defeated the Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 in the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals.[2]

On March 2, 2015, the Blackhawks traded Smith to the San Jose Sharks in exchange for Andrew Desjardins.[3]


  1. "Smith's tally keeps Hawks alive". National Hockey League. 27 March 2015.
  2. "Blackhawks' late goals stun Bruins to win Cup". NHL. Retrieved 2013-06-25.
  3. "Smith traded to Sharks by Blackhakws: report". NHL. Retrieved 2015-03-02.

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