Flames Mike Smith Named NHL 2nd Star of the Week

January 15, 2018 9:29 pm

NEW YORK, NY – Mike Smith stopped 104 of 108 shots against, going 3-0-0 with a 1.32 goals-against average and .963 save percentage to help the Flames sweep a road trip of at least four games for the first time since Dec. 9-18, 2007 (6-0-0). He made 33 saves in each of his first two contests, a 3-2 overtime win against the Minnesota Wild Jan. 9 and a 5-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning Jan. 11. Smith then turned aside 38 of 39 shots in a 4-1 triumph against the Carolina Hurricanes Jan. 14, capping Calgary’s perfect road swing. The 35-year-old Kingston, Ont., native owns a 20-13-3 record in 38 appearances this season (2.46 GAA, .924 SV%, 2 SO). That includes a personal six-game winning streak dating to Dec. 31 (1.99 GAA, .941 SV%).

 

 

Mike Smith to Play in 500th NHL Game

December 9, 2017 1:02 pm

CALGARY, AB – Calgary Flames goaltender Mike Smith has redrawn the map of his comfort zone.

Before the 35-year-old from Kingston, Ontario, was traded to the Flames by the Arizona Coyotes for goalie Chad Johnson, defenseman prospect Brandon Hickey and a conditional third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Draft on June 17, he had played 11 seasons for NHL teams based in the southern United States.

From 2006-08, Smith played 44 games for the Dallas Stars, who selected him in the fifth round (No. 161) of the 2001 NHL Draft. He then played four seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning and six seasons as the No. 1 goalie for the Phoenix/Arizona Coyotes.

Despite growing up in Canada, Smith, whose next game will be his 500th in the NHL, has seen a whole new side of being an NHL player in Calgary.

Mike Smith of Flames stands behind niece on Hockey Fights Cancer night

November 7, 2017 12:24 pm

CALGARY, AB – Mike Smith isn’t just fighting for Elle. He’s standing behind her, too.

And a little to the left.

Smith lined up on the blue line behind his niece for a special ceremony prior to the Calgary Flames’ game against the New Jersey Devils at Scotiabank Saddledome on Sunday, in Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Night.

The ceremony, in conjunction with the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, recognized six children who have survived cancer or are continuing to fight.

Mike Smith traded to Flames By Coyotes

August 1, 2017 3:41 pm

CALGARY — Trading for Mike Smith was the Calgary Flames’ first step to solidifying their goaltending for next season.

The Flames acquired Smith in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday for goaltender Chad Johnson, defenseman prospect Brandon Hickey and a conditional third-round pick.