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Brendan Smith
Brendan Smith

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Mimico, Ontario

High School:
Father John Redmond

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190

Position:
D

Prev. School/Team::
St. Michael's, OPJHL

Badger Bites
Shoots left ... born in February of 1989 ... parents are Lester and Deidre ... has two siblings, Rory (21) and Reilly (18) ... brother Reilly is a freshman forward for Miami (Ohio) ... father played basketball at York University ... attended Father John Redmond High School ... drafted No. 27 overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft ... major is sociology

2009-10 / Junior Season
Nation's leading scorer on defense with 15 goals, 52 points and 1.27 points-per-game average ... Top-15 nationally among all players in points-per-game and tied for seventh among all players in assists-per-game (0.90)... ranks tied for 19th in the nation with four game-winning goals, tied for sixth with 11 power-play goals and tied for second with 27 power-play points ... one of 10 finalists for the 2010 Hobey Baker Memorial Award ... named to the NCAA All-West Regional Team ... named WCHA Defensive Player of the Year ... named to the All-WCHA First Team... Three-time WCHA Defensive Player of the Week ... INCH's National Defenseman of the Year ... WCHA's December nominee for national player of the month ... Badgers are 11-1-0 when he scores a goal ... 24 points more than next WCHA defenseman and 14 points more than next closest defender in the country ... tied for second on the team with 15 multi-point games and three multi-goal games ... tied for the team lead with a seven-game scoring streak ... also has a five-game scoring streak and has scored at least three points in eight games this season ... his 15 goals are seventh on the Wisconsin single-season goals list for defensemen ... he needs one goal to move up into a fourth-place tie on the UW list with Chris Chelios, Bruce Driver and Bob Suter. Sean Hill scored 19 goals as a defenseman in 1990-91 to set the Badger record ... the first UW defenseman with a 50-point regular season since the 1989-90 regular season ... two power-play goals short of the UW record for defenseman of 13 set by Ron Griffin in the 1979-80 season ... Smith's 52 points are more than the entire defensive corps of eight teams -- Bowling Green, Connecticut, Army, American International, Brown, Alabama-Huntsville, Dartmouth and Western Michigan ... first Badger defenseman since the 1979-80 season to post at least 10 power-play goals in a season ... named AHCA/Reebok West First Team All-American defenseman

Season Highlights
• Three assist game in victory against New Hampshire
• First two goals and assist in victory at Michigan State
• Game-winning goal and assist in win at North Dakota
• Game-winning goal at Minnesota Duluth
• Goal and two assists in win against St. Cloud State
• Two third-period power-play goals, including game-winner, in front of 55,031 fans outdoors vs. Michigan
• 14 multi-point games • Seven games with 3+ points • Team-best seven game scoring streak (5 g, 10 a)
• Tied a Frozen Four record by tallying five assists in team's 8-1 win over RIT

2008-09 / Sophomore Season
Ranked second among UW defensemen
with 23 points in 31 games played ... led UW defensemen with nine goals, all on the power play ... tied for sixth in the league in power-play goals ... his six league power-play goals shared eighth ... produced first career multi-goal game with two power-play goals against Northern Michigan (Jan. 3) in the first period before getting injured ... had four assist game against Michigan Tech (Nov. 8) ... collected six assists in the series against the Huskies (Nov. 7-8)

2007-08 / Freshman Season
Tied for second on the team in rookie scoring with 12 points despite playing in just 22 games ... missed 18 games due to injury, before returning for season finale as a forward ... recorded six points (1-5=6) in three-game scoring streak (Oct. 13-20)

Before Smith Was a Badger
Skated two seasons with the St. Michael's Buzzers of the OPHJL ... in 2006-07, posted 12 goals, 36 points and 90 penalty minutes in 39 games played to lead team's defensemen ... collected two goals and nine points in seven playoff games to rank third on the team ... in 2005-06, put up five goals and 26 points, with 55 penalty minutes in 39 games played ... selected to play in the 2006 Canadian Junior A Hockey League All-Star Game ... won a silver medal with Canada East in the 2006 World Junior A Challenge ... played for the Toronto Marlies Minor Midget AAA in 2004-05 along with fellow Badger rookie Cody Goloubef ... once played on a forward line with Sam Gagner and John Tavares

Overall GP G A PTS SOG P-PIM PP SH GW FG
2007-08 22 2 10 12 34 9-26 2 0 0 0
2008-09 31 9 14 23 84 32-75 9 0 0 2
2009-10 41 15 37 52 129 38-76 11 0 4 3
Career 94 26 61 87 247 79-177 22 0 4 5

WCHA GP G A PTS SOG P-PIM PP SH GW FG
2007-08 13 1 2 3 18 4-16 1 0 0 0
2008-09 20 6 10 16 41 22-55 6 0 0 1
2009-10 27 11 18 29 82 25-50 8 0 3 2
Career 60 18 32 48 141 51-121 15 0 3 3

Career Highs
GAME
Goals: 2 (4x), last vs. Michigan, 2/6/10
Assists: 5, Frozen Four vs. RIT, 4/9/10
Points: 4 (2x), last vs. Michigan Tech, 12/4/09
Point Streak: 7, 11/14-12/5/09
Multi-point Games: 24 (14 in 2009-10)
Overtime Goals: None

SERIES
Goals: 2 (3x), last vs. Michigan Tech, 12/4-5/09
Assists: 6, vs. Michigan Tech, 11/7-8/09
Points: 7, vs. vs. Michigan Tech, 12/4-5/09

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