Lake Superior State University Logo
Lake Superior State University




 Men's Ice Hockey

Schedule/Results | Roster | News | Archives| Letterwinners| Records| Hall of Fame Members

  Derek Smith

Derek Smith

Player Profile


Elmvale, Ont.

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 210


3 L

Last Team:
Estevan (SJHL)

Junior (2005-06): Tallied a goal and an assist in a 2-2 tie with Colgate (10/14) and repeated the feat in a 6-1 victory over Western Michigan (1/6)...Recorded two assists in a 10-0 win at Western Michigan (11/4).

Sophomore (2004-05): Commonly known as the "Sophomore Smith"...Appeared in 37 games...Scored three goals...Led the team with 11 assists...Registered two assists in a 3-2 win at Miami (2/11/05).

Freshman (2003-04): Appeared in 35 contests...Scored first collegiate goal in a 4-2 victory over St. Lawrence (11/1)...Had first multi-goal game in 7-4 loss to Alaska Fairbanks (12/13)...Penalized seven times for 14 minutes.

Prior to LSSU: Played three seasons for the Estevan Bruins of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL)...In 2002-03, totaled 34 goals and 40 assists and finished 11th in the league in scoring as a right wing...Was named SJHL Player of the Week in November, 2002...Was a SJHL All-Star in 2001-02 and received the Ed Berday Scholastic Award in 2000-01.

Personal: Son of Robert and Doreen Smith...Graduated from Elmvale District High School (Elmvale, Ont.) in 2001...Enjoys baseball and lacrosse...Majoring in criminal justice...Born April 19, 1983.

All About Derek:

Favorite TV show: C.S.I.
Favorite movie: Varsity Blues
Favorite food: Tacos
Favorite superhero: Batman
Favorite song and band: "That's Why God Made Mexico" by Tim McGraw
What I want to do after I graduate: OPP Officer or City Cop
Favorite NHL team: Toronto Maple Leafs
I love hockey because: It's the greatest game on Earth, who wouldn't want to play it?
Most memorable hockey highlight: Attending the Quebec Major PeeWee AAA International Hockey Tournament in 1997
Most important lesson I have learned: Always keep your ears and eyes open because you don't want to miss anything
Advice I would give to youngsters: Never give up on your dreams, follow them until the end
Worst fear: Snakes
Pre-game ritual: Watching a movie and concentrating on what has to be done
Motto I live by: You're never finished because you're always starting something new
The person I would most like to meet: Mario Lemeuix

Career Statistics

Season G.P. Goals Assists Points PIM
2003-04 35 7 1 8 14
2004-05 37 3 11 14 33
2005-06 33 4 7 11 51
Career 105 14 19 33 198

Lake Superior State Men's Ice Hockey
  Printer-friendly format   Email this article