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Mike Smith  #41

NUMBER: 41 BIRTHDATE: March 22, 1982  (AGE 32)
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Kingston, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: DAL / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Catches: Left ROUND: 5th   (161st overall)
2013-14: Made 22 saves in 2-1 win vs. FLA, Mar. 20…Recorded 31 saves in 3-1 win at FLA, Mar. 11…Stopped 28 of 31 to defeat TBL 4-3 (SO), Mar. 10…Posted his 3rd shutout of the season (23 saves) vs. VAN, Mar. 4…Notched his 2nd shutout of the season vs. CHI, Feb. 7…Recorded 23 saves in win vs. PIT, Feb. 1…Registered 29 saves in his 1st shutout of the season vs. VAN, Jan. 16…Made a season-high 48 saves in 3-2 SO win at SJS, Nov. 2.
 
2012-13: Posted a 15-12-5 record with a 2.58 GAA and a .910 SV% in 34 starts…His 5 shutouts tied for 1st in the NHL.
 
NOTES: Has also played for DAL and TBL…His wife Brigitte is a Canadian World Cup and Olympic skier…Played hockey and softball growing up in Ontario…His softball teams won 7 Ontario championships and he almost played in the 2001 World Junior Softball Championship, except it coincided with his hockey playoffs….Won a gold medal with Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia…Signed a six-year contract with the Coyotes on July 1, 2013.
NHL All-Rookie Team (2007) Traded to Sudbury (OHL) by Kingston (OHL) for Sudbury's 10th round choice (Billy Burke) in 2002 OHL Midget Draft, October 25, 2000. Traded to Tampa Bay by Dallas with Jussi Jokinen, Jeff Halpern and Dallas' 4th round choice (later traded to Minnesota, later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Kyle Bigos) in 2009 Entry Draft for Brad Richards and Johan Holmqvist, February 26, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 1, 2011.
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The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres