The Avalanche are looking into draft prospects, and they may look at this kid to "keep it within the organization"
"I like to think I have soft hands and can take the puck and move the puck, but I still have a lot to learn," Smith said.
It’s a pretty mature response for a player yet to play a game in the league, but that doesn’t surprise his uncle Brad Smith, who played and coached the Windsor Spitfires.
"When we speak, he asks good questions and is ahead of the curve in that respect," said Smith, who now serves as director of player personnel for the Colorado Avalanche
A little update on former Avalanche member Uwe Krupp
Two years ago, the Germans almost fell off the map when they stumbled to a 15th-place Worlds finish in Switzerland. However, they stuck with head coach Uwe Krupp, the former Stanley Cup winner with the Colorado Avalanche, who took over the German national team in 2005.
The OHL Championship Series pits the league’s top two offensive teams against one another, as Owen Sound’s 283 goals was second only to Mississauga’s 287 this year. The Attack had seven different forwards score 20 or more goals this season, led by Garrett Wilson (40) and Joey Hishon (37). Hishon’s 37 goals, as well as 50 assists, came in just 50 games this year, as he would miss time due to both injury and suspension. Andrew Fritsch, Liam Heelis, Mike Halmo, Robby Mignardi, and Andrew Shaw would also score at least 20, making the Attack a team that can hurt you with three different lines.