Turns out Smith, a center for the Tampa Bay Lightning is “one of us.”
The 26-year-old Ottawa native first came up with the NY Islanders in 2008-09, scoring one goal in seven games. This season, Smith has appeared in four games since his Jan. 17 debut. He has two assist, on apiece in each of his last two games.
Thanks to Korner reader Ron for making in inquiry (his also asked about Niklas Grossman of the Dallas Stars and Jonathan Blum of the Nashville Predators, neither of whom are MOT) and Bob “Day by Day in Jewish Sports History” Wechsler for the determinations.