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from Sherri Zickefoose of the Calgary Herald,
Former National Hockey League defenceman Jason Smith is facing criminal charges after being arrested for domestic assault.
Smith, 36, a former Edmonton Oilers captain for five seasons who retired from the Ottawa Senators in 2009, is charged with two counts of assault and one count of unlawful confinement against his wife and teenage daughter.
Police were called to a southwest home at 8 p.m. on Aug. 10.
The family, who lives in Greely, Ontario, were spending the summer in Calgary.
Although the charges against the Calgarian are serious, Smith’s defence lawyer says they don’t reflect the reality of the incident.
from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
Jason Smith is calling it a career.
The 35-year-old defenceman has called a news conference for 10 a.m. with team general manager Bryan Murray this morning at Scotiabank Place where he’s expected to announce his retirement after an NHL career that has spanned 17 years.
added 10:36am, from the Ottawa Senators,
“I have been fortunate to have played in the NHL for 16 years. I have played alongside many great teammates and for organizations that I was proud to have been a part of,” said Smith. “I would like to thank all of my teammates, owners, coaches, managers and staff that I have had the privilege of working with through the years and would like to recognize the fans for their tremendous support.
“It has been an honour and a privilege for me to have played in over 1,000 career National Hockey League games, and I would especially like to thank my wife, Wendy, my daughters, Britney and Jordan, my mother and father, my brother and sister, and my many loyal friends for their support through the ups and downs, and for always being there for me.”
more on Smith…
from Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen,
There is no questioning what Jason Smith brings.
The only question is what Smith has left to give.
A traded captain of the Edmonton Oilers just a year ago and not a serious consideration to return with the rising Philadelphia Flyers, Smith will have to prove he is still the top four type of defenceman that Bryan Murray believes he is bringing to the Ottawa Senators.
from the Ottawa Senators,
Ottawa Senators general manager Bryan Murray announced today that the club has signed defenceman Jason Smith to a two-year contract.
Jason Smith did not take the morning skate but rode a bike and says he will play. Randy Jones still has a bit of the flu but skated and remains a pre-game decision. Philadelphia head coach John Stevens expects Jones to play, as well.
Steve Downie out with the flu. Believe he did not make the trip.
more pre-game notes on the Flyers