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Oilers acquire Jerred Smithson

Wednesday, 03.04.2013 / 12:45 PM
By Ryan Dittrick - edmontonoilers.com / Rinkside
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The Edmonton Oilers have acquired centre Jerred Smithson from the Florida Panthers for a fourth-round draft pick in 2013.

Smithson, 34, has posted two goals, three assists and a -4 rating this season. The Vernon, BC product is also one of the League's best in the faceoff circle with a 54.8 percent success rate. Undrafted, Smithson spent his entire junior career with the WHL's Calgary Hitmen before turning pro in 2000 with the Lowell Lock Monsters of the American Hockey League.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound pivot has spent the bulk of his pro career (seven seasons) with the Nashville Predators, but has been a Panther since the 2011-12 campaign, appearing in 51 games.

In 578 career NHL games, Smithson has collected 38 goals and 95 points.

-- Ryan Dittrick, edmontonoilers.com | Follow me on Twitter @ryandittrick

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