The Maple Leafs have brought back Trevor Smith on a one-year, one-way $550,000 contract.
With the Leafs last season, Trevor Smith played at a 32 point pace averaging less than 10 and a half minutes of ice time per game, but he collected all of his nine points in 28 games when playing up the lineup. In the three games when both Nazem Kadri was suspended and Tyler Bozak was hurt in mid November, he collected five of his 9 playing some shifts with Joffrey Lupul, Mason Raymond and David Clarkson. Not surprisingly, he was a nonfactor when he was played in a spare-minutes 4th line role.
One anticipates Smith will spend more time captaining the Marlies than he was able to during the 2013-14 season. Between an injury and big-club duty, Smith appeared in just 24 regular season games for the Marlies last year, posting 10 goals and 26 points.