Sunrise, FL (Sports Network) - The Florida Panthers acquired center Jerred
Smithson from the Nashville Predators Friday in exchange for a 2012 sixth-
round draft pick.
The 33-year-old Smithson has registered one goal and five points in 53 games
"Jerred is a hard working, responsible, veteran player who plays well at both
ends of the ice," said Panthers general manager Dale Tallon. "He is a very
good penalty killer, who has consistently ranked among his team's leaders in
face-off win percentage."
Smithson boasts a win percentage greater than 55 percent on draws for his
The British Columbia native has totaled 36 goals and 53 assists in 527 NHL
games with Los Angeles and Nashville.
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