Reilly Smith – Good Every Second Season
Reilly Smith looked like another solid piece coming back to the Bruins. He didn’t make up for the subtraction of Seguin, but his play at Miami University for three seasons showed promise. Smith’s first season with the Bruins was a great one. He scored 20 goals and 51 points in 82 games while playing alongside Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand. Smith gelled instantly with the two, allowing them to play their accountable two-way game while joining the rush and contributing with his solid offensive skill set. His second season in Boston, however, was a disappointment at best. Smith scored just 13 goals and 40 points in 81 games and was ultimately moved to Florida along with Marc Savard for Jimmy Hayes.
His first season in Florida reflected similar results to his first in Boston – 25 goals, 50 points in 80 games with a plus-19 rating. Unfortunately, his second season in Florida has also shown similarities to his second in Boston. Smith has played in 58 games this season and has scored 10 goals and just 27 points.