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Mike Smith
Mike Smith
Goaltender  - ARI
Number: 41
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 215
Catches: Left
Born: Mar 22, 1982  (Age 32)
Birthplace: Kingston, ON, Canada
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Acquired: Signed as a free agent, July 1, 2011
Drafted: DAL / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (161st overall)
2012-13 Highlights
Went 15-12-5 with a 2.58 GAA and a .910 SV% in 34 starts...His five shutouts tied for tops in the NHL...Missed 12 games with injuries... Played in his 100th game with the Coyotes on Apr. 24 vs. SJS...Notched 24 saves in a shutout vs. COL, Apr. 6...Stopped 23 shots in a shutout at CBJ, Mar. 16...Turned away 30 shots in a shutout vs. CGY, Feb. 18...Matched a season-high 41 saves in a 3-2 OT win at COL, Feb. 11... Registered 33 saves in his second shutout of the season at SJS, Feb. 9...Collected 17 saves in a shutout vs. DAL, Feb. 2.

2011-12 Highlights
Smith went 38-18-10 with a 2.21 GAA and a .930 SV% in 67 games...He ranked fourth in the NHL in wins (38) and SV% (.930) and he ranked seventh in GAA (2.21)…His eight shutouts were tied for third in the NHL and matched the single-season franchise record…Ranked third in the NHL in saves (2,066) and seventh in starts (67)…Set the single-season franchise mark in SV%...His GAA and wins ranked second on the single-season franchise list…Selected as team MVP…Won five straight starts to end the season…Named the NHL’s First Star of the Week, Apr. 8…Posted a 0.67 GAA, .982 save percentage and one shutout in three straight wins from Apr. 3-7 as the Coyotes captured the Pacific Division title for the first time in franchise history...Began the week by making 54 saves, an NHL record for saves in a regular-season shutout, in a 2-0 victory vs. CBJ, Apr. 3…The win vs. CBJ also extended Smith’s shutout streak to three consecutive games, a career high…As part of the streak he also had 44 saves in a 4-0 SO vs. ANA, Mar. 31 and 38 saves in a 2-0 SO vs. SJS, Mar. 29…His overall shutout streak (Mar. 25-Apr. 6) reached 234:25…Smith made 161 consecutive saves during the streak, the most since saves were introduced as an official NHL statistic in 1976-77… Collected his 100th career win vs. COL, Mar. 22…Recorded his fifth SO vs. SJS, Mar. 10, while also picking up his 30th win…Named the NHL’s First Star of the Month for February…Went 11-0-0 in the month…His 11-game winning streak set a franchise record…Posted a 1.42 GAA, .952 SV% and two shutouts in Feb…Named the NHL’s First Star of the Week, Feb. 13…Recorded four wins and a league best 0.74 GAA and .975 SV% during the week…Posted back-to-back shutouts Feb. 11 vs. CHI (38 saves) and Feb. 16 at LAK (28 saves)…Won his 20th game of the season vs. DET, Feb. 6…Set a new career high for wins in a season (15) at FLA, Dec. 20…Posted an 8-2-1 record in Nov...Notched 26 saves in a 3-0 win vs. DAL, Nov. 26…Recorded his first shutout with PHX at SJS, Nov. 12 (31 saves)…Won his first game with the Coyotes vs. WPG, Oct. 15...Made 46 saves in PHX debut at SJS, Oct. 8…2012 Playoffs: Went 9-7-3 with a 1.99 GAA, .944 SV% and three shutouts in 16 postseason starts…His three shutouts ranked tied for first among playoff goalies and he ranked second in SV% (.944), and fourth in GAA (1.99) and wins (9)…Stopped 36 shots in a 4-0 shutout at LAK, May 20 in Game 4 of the WCF…Appeared in all five games of the WCSF against NSH…Posted a 1.73 GAA and a .943 SV% during the WCSF…Recorded a shutout in Game 4 (25 saves) at NSH, May 4…Appeared in all six games of the WCQF against CHI…Posted a 1.81 GAA and a .950 SV% during the WCQF…Recorded his first career playoff shutout in Game 6 at CHI, Apr. 23, stopping 39 shots…Made 46 saves in Game 2 vs. CHI, Apr. 14…Made 43 saves in his postseason debut with PHX in Game 1 vs. CHI, Apr. 12 in a 3-2 OT win.  

2010-11 Highlights
Went 13-6-1 with a 2.90 GAA and a .899 SV% in 22 games with TBL…Won his final three starts of the season Mar. 26-Apr. 9…Was 5-1-1 with a 1.68 GAA and a .945 SV% in his last six starts of the year…Stopped 42 of 44 shots in a 6-2 win at CAR, Apr. 9 (regular season finale)…Earned a shutout with 31 saves at CHI, Apr. 3…Turned away 33 of 35 shots in a 4-2 win at CAR, Mar. 26…Recalled from Norfolk (AHL) on Feb. 25 after going 1-4-0 with a 1.83 GAA and a .924 SV% with the Admirals…Assigned to Norfolk, Jan. 20…Missed 15 games with an injury Dec. 20-Jan. 20…Earned his 10th win in his 17th game on Dec. 18, marking a career-best for the fastest span to that many victories…Won four consecutive starts from Nov. 18-24…Stopped 26 of 27 shots in a 3-1 win vs. BOS, Nov. 22…Turned away 29 of 30 shots in a 2-1 win at BUF, Nov. 20…Went 4-0-1 in his first five starts of the season…2011 Playoffs: Went 1-1-0 with a 1.00 GAA and a .958 SV% in three playoff games during the ECF vs. BOS…Made his first career postseason start in Game 5, in which he stopped 17 of 19 shots…Stopped all 21 shots against in relief during Game 4 of the ECF, earning him his first career postseason win…Made his NHL playoff debut in relief in Game 2 of the ECF, stopping all eight shots faced in 18:49 of ice time.

2009-10 Highlights
Surpassed his previous career high total by appearing in 42 games in goal for TBL…Had 13 wins…Earned his 50th career win on vs. PIT, Jan. 2 and recorded his 10th career shutout on at PIT, Mar. 31…Was named the NHL’s Second Star of the Week on Jan. 4 after going 2-0-1 with a 1.31 GAA and a .957 SV%…Made a season-high eight consecutive starts from Dec. 21 to Jan. 8.

2008-09 Highlights
Played in 41 games with TBL, posting a 14-18-9 record, a .916 SV% and a 2.62 GAA with two SO…Missed the final 32 games of the season with an injury…Set career highs with 14 wins, 1,282 shots against, 1,174 saves, 2,471:21 minutes played and a .916 SV%…Recorded his second career assist Oct. 28 at TOR…Posted his longest shutout streak of the season, 111:37, from Oct. 18-31…Faced a season-high 46 shots Oct. 11 vs. CAR.

2007-08 Highlights
Posted a 2.79 GAA and a .893 SV% with one SO in 13 games after being acquired by TBL…Went 12-9-0 with a 2.46 GAA and a .906 SV% in 21 games with DAL…Had two SO with DAL…Stopped all six shots faced in shootouts and posted a 2-0 record…Earned his sixth career SO, his first with TBL, with 20 saves and earned his first career assist vs. NYR, Mar. 15…Made 35 saves on 36 shots faced, both highs with the Lightning, for his second win with TBL at BOS, Mar. 13…Played in his 50th career game at CBJ, Mar. 9…Made his Lightning debut vs. MIN, Feb. 27 and made 24 saves on 27 shots in a loss…Was named the NHL’s Third Star of the Week for the week of Nov. 19-25…Notched his second SO of the year at MIN, Feb. 7, making 25 stops…Faced a season-high 41 shots Nov. 25 at NYR…Posted his first SO of the season Nov. 19 vs. LAK, making 22 saves.

2006-07 Highlights
Named to the 2006-07 NHL All-Rookie Team…Second player in DAL history named to the All-Rookie Team (Mike Modano, 1990)…Was named the NHL’s Third Star of the Week on Feb. 12 for the second time of the season (also on Nov. 26) after going 3-0-0 with a 0.85 GAA and a .967 SV%…Registered a career high 131:06 shutout streak from Jan. 4-11, spanning four games…Became first goaltender in DAL history to record a SO in his NHL debut at PHX, Oct. 21 with 22 saves.

2005-06 Highlights
Appeared in his fourth professional season with Iowa (AHL), recording a 25-19-6 record, a 2.50 GAA and a .917 SV% in 50 games…Led all AHL goaltenders in assists (6), ranked fourth in GAA and saves (1,387), seventh in SV% and eighth in wins…Was named the AHL Goaltender of the Month for April, going 5-1-0 with a 2.11 GAA and a .937 SV%…Tied an AHL record with three assists at Peoria, Mar. 3, becoming the third goaltender all-time to do it…Was recalled by DAL Jan. 18 but did not play…Earned the first SO in Iowa (AHL) history in a 1-0 win vs. Hamilton, Nov. 19…Played in seven Calder Cup playoff games, recording a 3-4 record and a 2.74 GAA…Posted the first playoff win in Iowa history Apr. 22.

2004-05 Highlights
Posted a 19-17-3 record with 2.42 GAA, a .915 SV% and five SO with Houston (AHL)…Played in three Calder Cup playoff games with Houston, posting a 1-2 record and a 1.33 GAA.

2003-04 Highlights
Went 8-11-0 in 21 games with Utah (AHL), posting a 2.83 GAA.

2002-03 Highlights
Made his AHL debut with Utah, posting a 5-5-0 record with a 3.23 GAA in 11 games…Played in 27 games with Lexington (ECHL), recording a 11-10-4 record and a 2.55 GAA…Became the sixth goaltender in ECHL history to score a goal and added a 21-save shutout on Oct. 26 vs. Dayton.

2001-02 Highlights
Won 19 games and posted a 3.06 GAA and a .914 SV% with the Sudbury (OHL).

2000-01 Highlights
Went 22-13-7 with a 2.52 GAA and a .913 SV% in 43 games with Sudbury (OHL)…Appeared in three games for Kingston (OHL).

1999-2000 Highlights
Was 4-5-0 with a 3.78 GAA and a .881 SV% with Kingston (OHL).

Personal
Mike and his wife Brigitte have a son Aksel…Smith played hockey and softball growing up in Ontario…His softball team won seven Ontario championships and he almost played in the 2001 World Junior Softball Championship, except it coincided with his hockey playoffs…His wife Brigitte is a Canadian World Cup skier…Mike’s first job was working at hockey schools…He idolized Patrick Roy growing up…Lists “Old School” as his favorite movie…If he wasn’t playing hockey he would want to be playing baseball or be a professional fisherman…Enjoys vacationing in Boca Grande, Florida…Favorite activity is tarpon fishing.
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