The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Trevor Smith from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
Smith, 28, currently ranks second on WBS in goals (18), assists (23) and points (41) while appearing in all 64 games this season. The veteran forward has recorded four points (1G-3A) over his last three games.
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Smith joined the Pittsburgh organization as an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Last season he split time between the Tampa Bay Lightning and their top minor-league affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL). Smith appeared in a career-high 16 games for Tampa Bay, notching two goals, three assists, five points and a plus-2 rating.
A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Smith starred for the Admirals, ranking sixth in the AHL during the regular season with 69 points (26G-43A) in 64 games. Smith helped the Admirals capture the 2012 Calder Cup by tying for the AHL postseason lead with 16 points (5G-11A) in 18 games.
Smith has played in 23 career NHL games with Tampa Bay and the New York Islanders, collecting three goals, three assists and six points. He made his NHL debut for the Islanders on Dec. 31, 2008 against the Florida Panthers at Nassau Coliseum. Smith scored his first NHL goal as a member of the Islanders on Jan. 8, 2009 against Miikka Kiprusoff and the Calgary Flames.
In addition to playing with WBS, Smith has also suited up for Bridgeport, Utah, Syracuse, Springfield and Norfolk at the AHL level.
Smith spent two seasons playing college hockey for the University of New Hampshire of Hockey East from 2005-07, tallying 31 goals, 32 assists and 63 points in 78 games.
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