A former first overall WHL Bantam Draft pick, Ty Smith scored 14 goals and 73 points for the Spokane Chiefs this season. The Lloydminster, Alta. native has represented Canada in two different Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournaments in addition to tours of duty at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and World Under-18 Hockey Championship. He is the top-ranked WHL skater at 14th on NHL Central Scouting’s Final Rankings.
Smith describes himself as: Good Hockey IQ, Leader, Good Teammate, Competitive, Playmaker
NHL Central Scouting says: Top 10 in points for defenceman in the WHL – very smart player with excellent puck skills – poised and patient with the puck – sorts out options very well – very efficient skater with excellent mobility – capable to log heavy minutes and plays in all situations – defends well using his stick and body position.