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“We don’t work, we don’t skate, we don’t forecheck, we have a hardworking team that doesn’t work hard. “I’ve never been a part of something like this. It’s gotta change right now, or we’re going to be on the outside looking in (the playoffs) — December we’ll be out of this. We have to change it right now.”
-Jerred Smithson of the Nashville Predators. More on the Preds from Josh Cooper of The Tennessean.
Nashville, Tenn. (January 12, 2011) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed forward Jerred Smithson to a two-year, $1.6 million contract. He will make $800,000 during both the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons.
Smithson, 31 (2/4/79), has played in all 42 of Nashville’s games this season, posting eight points (4g-4a). He ranks eighth in the National Hockey League in face-off winning percentage (58.7) and ninth among League forwards in average shorthanded time on ice, a category he’s led the team in the last four seasons. He’s also paced Predator forwards in hits the past three seasons, and again leads the club in the statistic. Additionally, the Vernon, B.C., native ranks fifth franchise’s all-time shorthanded points list (5g-4a)