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Will Smith Profile

Will Smith
Ht/Wt: 6' 0"/172 lbs
Position: C
Team: U18 NTDP

Will Smith's Player Profile

Tony Ferrari - The Hockey News - Dec. 19th: "Smith is a slick dual-threat attacker who can create offense for himself and his teammates. When Smith is cutting and dashing through the middle of the ice, he draws attention as defenders feel the need to assist their teammates who are generally a step behind and making a desperation play themselves."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - Dec. 14th: "The brain and feet work really well together to allow him to continuously play at a high pace."

Austin Garret - Smaht Scouting - Nov. 25th: "Will Smith in the offensive zone with the puck on his stick is a defensemanís ankles worst nightmare. His ability to use his small area skill to dangle through and around defenders is one of the best in the class."

Corey Pronman - The Athletic - Nov. 15th: "He has a lot of individual skill and is a strong skater. Heís thus able to beat a lot of defenders one-on-one and can break shifts open. Smith is a high-end playmaker who can make a lot of difficult plays on the move."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - Nov. 1st: "Smith is one of the very best slot passers in the draft and uses impressive puckhandling ability to dodges close-outs, weave off of the wall, and make plays through holes in coverage in possession with ease, regularly hanging onto pucks to delay and fake his way into his spots."

Evan Pace - Dobber Prospects - Oct. 20th: "Smith is a crafty playmaking forward with legitimate scoring and two-way upside. He works hard off the puck and attacks with intent, utilizing his puck skills to beat defenders one on one and create space for himself and his teammates."

Sam Cosentino - Sportsnet - Oct. 19th: "A prolific goal scorer all the way up, who is pacing the USNTDP in one of the best starts in program history."

Steven - Daily FaceOff - Oct. 3rd: "Donít be surprised if the Boston College commit moves up the ranks by June."

Scott Wheeler - The Athletic - August 8th: "Heís an impressive puck handler who dodges close-outs and plays through holes in coverage in possession with ease, regularly hanging onto pucks to delay and fake his way into his spots. Heís also the kind of player who, despite a dangerous wrister, will more often look to deke in all alone than shoot."

Brook Otten - McKeen's Hockey - July 26th: "Ultimately the question is, does Smith do anything exceptionally well? His game is already very well rounded. He skates well. He shows a soft touch in the slot and near the crease. He can find passing options in transition. His puck skills are sound."

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'23 NHL Draft - Will Smith 3 PT Game vs MSU 10-1-22

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