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Thrillhouse 12-29-2010 04:37 PM

Ducks Sign Devante Smith-Pelly to Entry-Level Deal
ANAHEIM, Calif. Ė The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed right wing Devante Smith-Pelly to a three-year entry-level contract.

Smith-Pelly, 18 (6/14/92), has appeared in 33 games for the Mississauga St. Michaelís Majors of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) this season, scoring 20-17=37 points with 25 penalty minutes (PIM). His +28 rating co-leads his club and ranks tied for third in the OHL. In addition, the 6-0, 215-pound winger currently ranks second on the Majors in goals (tied for 15th in OHL) and points, helping the club to an OHL-best 28-4-1 record (57 points). Smith-Pelly scored a career-high 1-4=5 points on Dec. 17 in a 9-4 Majors win over Sudbury. He has also strung together two season-high five-game point streaks this season: Oct. 8-22 (2-5=7) and Nov. 26-Dec. 5 (6-3=9).

A native of Scarborough, Ontario, Smith-Pelly scored 29-33=62 points with a +27 rating and 35 PIM in 60 games with Mississauga in 2009-10. He completed the season tied for the team lead in scoring while ranking second in goals and power play goals (10), and third in assists and plus/minus. Smith-Pelly also collected 8-6=14 points in 16 OHL Playoff games, helping the Majors advance to the OHLís Eastern Conference Finals. He ranked first on the club in postseason goals and tied for first in postseason scoring.

Selected by Anaheim in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Smith-Pelly has scored 62-62=124 points with 84 PIM and a +51 rating in 150 career OHL games. He has also added 10-9=19 points with 24 PIM in 27 OHL playoff contests.

ghjkfdhgfd 12-29-2010 08:50 PM

YouTube - Devante Smith-Pelly vs Mitchell...

he is a brotha!

bigjohnson 12-29-2010 09:47 PM


Originally Posted by ghjkfdhgfd (Post 2165698)
he is a brotha!

Devante wasn't enough evidence?

Cup Sipper 12-30-2010 10:55 AM

i know who he is. he looked pretty good in preseaon for the Ducks. i think he makes the team next year

chilly666 12-30-2010 10:56 AM

i doubt that he'll make the team over some of the guys that they have in syracuse currently.....

Cup Sipper 12-30-2010 11:05 AM

i wanna see maroon skate! palmiere looks good too but smith pelly was a crowd fav in only a couple preseason games. he made a good impression with the fans, maybe mgmt saw the same thing, hence the 3 year deal

chilly666 12-30-2010 11:09 AM

all rookie contracts for guys under the age of 21 are 3 yr deals.

fansince65 12-30-2010 11:14 AM


Originally Posted by Cup Sipper (Post 2166154)
i know who he is. he looked pretty good in preseaon for the Ducks. i think he makes the team next year

I doubt he makes the big team next year , they will give him a look then send him back to Junior . That said , he is going to make the NHL in the near future , he can play the game at both ends of the ice ..
I just wish they would get the players size right , he was 5-11 180 the last game I watched him play not 6 ft 215 lbs

McDonald19 12-31-2010 06:10 PM


Originally Posted by Snot-Bubbler (Post 2166134)
Nobody knows these guys, never will....

Naw, he will play in the NHL. 3rd/4th liner.

illukka 01-02-2011 06:19 AM

he will at least be given a good chance of makin the team, and definitely a call up during the season

chilly666 01-03-2011 10:32 AM

if he doesn't make the team out of camp, he can't be called up as he has to go back to juniors and can't go to the ahl.

brookbanktuff 01-04-2011 07:20 PM

Saw him play in Penticton at Youngstars Tourney.... Wayne Simmonds V2.0

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