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14: Jordan Smotherman

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Jordan Smotherman
Date of Birth
1986-05-11
Place of Birth
Corvallis
Nationality
United States
Weight
102kg
Height
191cm
Playing position
Forward
Shoots
Left
Youth team
Binghamton Jr. Rangers

Biography

The American forward makes it two seasons in-a-row in Belfast – helping the Giants to the Elite League and Challenge Cup titles in 2018/19.

Smotherman signed in Belfast from the Iserlohn Roosters of Germany’s DEL and made an immediate impact – including scoring the memorable Challenge Cup Final game winning goal in overtime against the Guildford Flames on Sunday 10th March.

Smotherman’s first season in teal was made the more impressive when, a few days prior to his arrival in Belfast – he changed his travel plans upon learning that the team had picked up an injury and arrived overnight in-time to face the Nottingham Panthers on Sunday 3rd February.

From Corvallis, Oregon and grew up in Westborough, Massachusetts, Smotherman was selected in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft – in Round #4, 116th overall, by the Atlanta Thrashers. Smotherman went on to play in the NHL for the Thrashers as well as 373 AHL games, posting 78 goals and 86 assists good for 164 points.

The 6’3”, 225 lbs forward won the Calder Cup with the AHL’s Chicago Wolves in the 2007/08 season, playing 99 games and adding 23 goals and 27 assists, good for 50 points on his way to helping the Atlanta Thrashers’ affiliate to a championship.

Smotherman’s career moved to Europe in 2011/12 when he joined Danish side EfB Ishockey and was named on the league’s All-Star team for most goals and most points thanks to 31 goals and 29 assists, good for 60 points in 39 games played.

Jordan also suited up in Sweden from 2012/13 to 2015/16 before returning to the USA with the Manchester Monarchs where he posted 46 goals and 46 assists, good for 92 points in 87 games and was named in the ECHL’s 2017/18 All-Star team.

Playing History

SeasonTeamCompetitionGamesPIMSGoalsAssistsPoints
2019-2020Belfast GiantsEIHL00000
2018-2019Belfast GiantsEIHL1946814
2018-2019Iserlohn RoostersDEL352041115
2018-2019Belfast GiantsEIHL PLAYOFFS42426
2018-2019Belfast GiantsEIHL Cup CUP20303
2017-2018Manchester MonarchsECHL6951343872
2017-2018Manchester MonarchsECHL PLAYOFFS1016325
2016-2017MODO HockeyAllsvenskan146819
2016-2017Springfield ThunderbirdsAHL52000
2016-2017Manchester MonarchsECHL18012820
2015-2016Rögle BKSHL521614519
2014-2015PelicansLiiga384511920
2014-2015Rögle BKAllsvenskan121610313
2014-2015Rögle BKAllsvenskan QUALIFYING1010639
2013-2014Karlskrona HKAllsvenskan4775232043
2013-2014Frölunda HCET PLAYOFFS22000
2013-2014Frölunda HCET CUP00000
2013-2014Karlskrona HKAllsvenskan QUALIFYING664812
2012-2013Tingsryds AIFKvalserien AS QUALIFYING1018268
2012-2013Tingsryds AIFAllsvenskan52126241236
2011-2012Esbjerg EnergyDanish Cup CUP44112
2011-2012Esbjerg EnergyDenmark PLAYOFFS510134
2011-2012Esbjerg EnergyDenmark3973312960
2010-2011Providence BruinsAHL7168141226
2009-2010Syracuse CrunchAHL7875102232
2008-2009Chicago WolvesAHL6494181230
2008-2009Atlanta ThrashersNHL20000
2007-2008Chicago WolvesAHL7673202242
2007-2008Chicago WolvesAHL PLAYOFFS2316358
2007-2008Atlanta ThrashersNHL20112
2006-2007Chicago WolvesAHL7990161834
2006-2007Chicago WolvesAHL PLAYOFFS148718
2005-2006Québec RempartsM-Cup CUP47314
2005-2006Québec RempartsQMJHL3734181937
2005-2006Québec RempartsQMJHL PLAYOFFS23307815
2004-2005Québec RempartsQMJHL PLAYOFFS1326527
2004-2005Québec RempartsQMJHL64108402666
2003-2004Québec RempartsQMJHL69111111627
2003-2004Québec RempartsQMJHL PLAYOFFS56202
2002-2003Québec RempartsQMJHL5554369
2002-2003Québec RempartsM-Cup CUP30000
2002-2003Québec RempartsQMJHL PLAYOFFS110011