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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

LSSU's Smith jumps to Ottawa Senators

Lake Superior State junior defenseman Derek A. Smith signed a two-year free-agent contract with the Ottawa Senators on April 12.

Smith, a finalist for the Central Collegiate Hockey Association's Outstanding Offensive Defenseman Award, tied for the team lead in points with 30 (10 goals and 20 assists). He had a high-impact season after totaling a combined 3-12--15 during his first two seasons.

"It took me a while to mature as a player, and my mental game got a lot better," Smith said. "The coaches prepared me well, and the rest of the team having a good year definitely helped out a lot."

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