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Red Wings: It’s An Important Year In Givani Smith’s Development

After protecting Givani Smith in the expansion draft and signing him to a two-year extension in the off-season, it’s clear that Steve Yzerman and the Detroit Red Wings believe there is a possible future for him in the organization. This season, there’s a chance his future with the team is solidified – if he takes some major steps in his development.

Age: 23
RW Forward
Third Season on the Red Wings
Stats Snapshot:
Goals: 1
Assists: 3
CF%: 45.6
Pts/60: 1.4
ixG: 1.24
GAR: 0
(Advanced Stats Courtesy of Evolving-Hockey)

Last Season With the Red Wings

Last season, Smith spent a majority of his time with the Grand Rapids Griffins, scoring nine goals and six assists in 25 games.