Smith going from college to NHL for Dallas Stars
The Dallas Stars have signed Reilly Smith to a three-year
entry-level contract, taking the forward from college to the
The contract was announced Sunday, two days after the
20-year-old Smith played in an NCAA regional semifinal game for
Miami (Ohio), a 4-3 overtime loss to UMass.
Smith, a third-round pick by the Stars in the 2009 NHL draft,
will join the team for the four-game trip that starts Monday night
Smith led Miami and the Central Collegiate Hockey Association
with 30 goals and 18 assists in 39 games this season. He had 66
goals and 56 assists for 122 points in 121 career games.
Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk says Smith has all the
characteristics of a player who will succeed at the NHL level.