Bruins Sign Veteran Winger Craig Smith To Three-Year Deal With $3.1 Million AAV

Smith previously had spent his entire career with the Nashville Predators

by Logan Mullen

Oct 10, 2020

It always made too much sense.

Craig Smith was hitting the market after a nice run with the Nashville Predators, and the Boston Bruins needed cost-effective help in the middle six.

Saturday morning they made that a reality, with the Bruins signing Smith to a three-year deal that carries a manageable $3.1 million cap hit annually.

Smith was a third of a borderline elite Predators third line this past season, and he figures to fit into a similar role with Charlie Coyle in Boston.

The 31-year-old right winger had 18 goals with 31 assists in 69 games this past season. He recorded a career-high 25 goals in the 2017-18 campaign.

Smith also is a seasoned postseason performer, playing in 52 playoff games over his career, registering seven goals with 16 assists.

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