Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Mark Smith
Mark Smith was born October 24, 1977 in Edmonton, Alberta. The ninth round, 219th overall selection of the San Jose Sharks in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Smith is a graduate of the WHL's Lethbridge Hurricanes.

A hard-working center, Smith played fours seasons in Lethbridge finishing his junior career with 75 goals and 142 assists for 217 points in 252 career games before making his professional debut with the Sharks AHL affiliate in Kentucky in 1997-98 AHL playoffs. The Edmonton, Alberta native played parts of four seasons with Kentucky before making his NHL debut with the Sharks during the 2000-01 season.

After seasons of 42 and 49 games, Smith saw action in 75 games during the 2002-03 season, registering 15 points (4-11-15) before spending the majority of the 2003-04 season as a healthy reserve.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1993-94 Nipawin Hawks SJHL 62 14 12 26 44
1994-95 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 49 3 4 7 25
1995-96 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 71 11 24 35 59 4 2 0 2 2
1996-97 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 62 19 38 57 125 19 7 13 20 51
1997-98 Lethbridge Hurricanes WHL 70 42 67 109 206 3 0 2 2 18
1997-98 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 2 0 0 0 0
1998-99 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 78 18 21 39 101 +8 12 2 7 9 16
1999-00 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 79 21 45 66 153 +14 9 0 5 5 22
2000-01 San Jose Sharks NHL 42 2 2 4 51 +2
2000-01 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 6 2 6 8 23 +3
2001-02 San Jose Sharks NHL 49 3 3 6 72 -1
2002-03 San Jose Sharks NHL 75 4 11 15 64 +1
2003-04 San Jose Sharks NHL 36 1 3 4 72 -5 10 1 0 1 11
2004-05 Victoria Salmon Kings ECHL 20 6 9 15 41 -13
2005-06 San Jose Sharks NHL 80 9 15 24 97 +3 11 3 0 3 6
2006-07 San Jose Sharks NHL 41 3 10 13 42 -4 3 0 0 0 4
2007-08 Calgary Flames NHL 54 1 3 4 59 -6
2008-09
NHL Totals 377 23 47 70 457 24 4 0 4 21


WHL East Second All-Star Team (1998) Missed majority of 2003-04 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Victoria (ECHL), January 21, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, September 29, 2007. Missed entire 2008-09 due to concussion.