Smith, 47, is a veteran of over 1,000 NHL games with the New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers and Ottawa Senators. The rugged defenseman scored 41 goals with 128 assists for 169 career points while accumulating 1,099 penalty minutes.
Smith was captain of the Edmonton Oilers for five seasons and with the Philadelphia Flyers for one year in 2007-08. He helped guide the Oilers in their surprising run to the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals. Two seasons later, he sparked a rejuvenated Flyers team to a record of 42-29-11 and an appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Calgary, Alta. native was an assistant coach with the Ottawa Senators for two seasons from 2014-16 and then was head coach of the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL for three years followed by his most recent stint as an associate coach with the Prince George Cougars of the WHL for the past two years.