Who is Craig Smith?
Craig Smith is a professional American ice hockey player for the Boston Bruins in the NHL (National Hockey League). He was selected in the fourth round, 98th overall of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators.
How Old Is Craig Smith?
He is 33 years old as of December 2022, having been born on September 5, 1989, in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S. Smith shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Kio Cyr, Freddie Mercury, Allie Tannerites, Kat Graham, Bukayo Saka, and many more.
Craig Smith Family
Who are Craig Smith’s Parents and Siblings?
His secretive nature has shown up in his personal life. He has managed to keep his family background very private. In case there is news regarding his parents and siblings, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Craig Smith Education
He received his high school education at Robert M. La Follette High School where he graduated. After graduating from high school, he attended The University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Craig Smith’s Marital Status
He is married to the love of his life Aleah Heinlein Smith.
Craig Smith Kids
There is no news on the internet showing whether he has kids or not. If there is news regarding this matter, we will update it as soon as possible.
Craig Smith’s Playing Career
He played major junior hockey in the United States Hockey League (USHL) with the Waterloo Black Hawks. Because of his exemplary performance in the 2008-09 season, he was named to the USHL First All-Star Team. Moreover, he participated in the 2011 IIHF World Championship as a member of the United States men’s national ice hockey team.
He then went on to play for two years at the University of Wisconsin for the Badgers ice hockey team. After coming out of college early, he went on and became the first player since Colin Wilson to make the Predators without first playing for the team’s American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate which at the time was the Milwaukee Admirals. He made his NHL debut in a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on October 7, 2011. And scored his first NHL goal which came against Steve Mason. Following the 2014-15 season, he became a restricted free agent under the NHL Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Thus the Predators made him a qualifying offer to retain his NHL rights and on July 5, 2015, he filed for Salary Arbitration. Before his scheduled meeting on July 20, he entered into a new five-year, $21.25 million contract with the Predators. After nine seasons with Nashville, on September 29, 2020, he informed the team that he would not sign a new contract with them and that he would become a free agent. He then went on and signed a three-year, $9.3 million contract with the Boston Bruins on October 10.
On May 19, 2021, he scored the Game 3 double-overtime winner for the Bruins against the Washington Capitals. Thus giving them a 2-1 series lead in their first-round series. He went on to score the goal when Capitals goalie Ilya Samsonov misplayed the puck behind the net. Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin scolded him in Russian after the game ended. Thus the Bruins went on to win the series against the Capitals in five games.
Craig Smith Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 6ft 1 inch (1.85m) and a weight of 89kg (196 lbs)
Craig Smith’s Salary and Net Worth
He has an annual salary of $4,300,000 and a net worth of $16 million.