October 24, 1977|
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)|
San Jose Sharks|
219th overall, 1997|
San Jose Sharks
On July 24, 2006, Smith was awarded a $700,000 one-year contract through arbitration. In September 2007, he was invited for a tryout at the New York Rangers training camp; however, after playing in 2 pre-season games with the club, he was released. Less than a week later, he was signed by the Flames.
Smith was a fast skater with an energetic checking style and scrappy demeanour that sometimes resulted in fights. San Jose had utilized Smith as a penalty killer and powerplay specialist.
In the 2005–06 NHL season Smith displayed some of his offensive ability by setting a career high in regular season and playoff goals.
Off the ice
Smith is the guitarist and lead singer for the Bay Area band, The Vinyl Trees, featured on Smith's own record label Lunar Records. He started Lunar Records during the 2004–05 NHL lockout. Smith, who has been playing guitar since age 16, adds color to his music with a variety of other instruments like the Didgeridoo, the Xylophone, and the Donkey Jaw. He is also known for his constantly changing hair styles.
Regular season and playoffs
|2000–01||San Jose Sharks||NHL||42||2||2||4||51||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||San Jose Sharks||NHL||49||3||3||6||72||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||San Jose Sharks||NHL||75||4||11||15||64||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||San Jose Sharks||NHL||36||1||3||4||72||10||1||0||1||11|
|2004–05||Victoria Salmon Kings||ECHL||20||6||9||15||41||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||San Jose Sharks||NHL||80||9||15||24||97||8||3||0||3||2|
|2006–07||San Jose Sharks||NHL||41||3||10||13||42||3||0||0||0||4|
- Mercury News, Taking it to the streets — ex-Shark Mark Smith looks to be enjoying his life and his music after the NHL.