(Rochester, NY) ... Rochester Americans General Manager Randy Sexton announced today that the team has signed forward Dalton Smith to a one-year American Hockey League contract for the 2019-20 season.
Smith, 27, returns for his third season in Rochester after recording eight points (2+6) and a team-high 111 penalty minutes in 48 games with the Amerks last season. During the 2017-18 campaign, his first with the Amerks, Smith recorded two points (1+1) to go along with 102 penalty minutes in 45 contests.
In his AHL career, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound forward has totaled 50 points (25+25) in 319 career contests between Rochester, Providence, Lehigh Valley, Syracuse and Springfield while also racking up 619 penalty minutes. Before joining the Amerks in 2017, Smith spent the 2016-17 campaign with the Florida Everblades of the ECHL, recording 23 points (10+13) in 60 regular-season contests while serving as an alternate captain.
Prior to turning pro, the Oshawa, Ontario, native played four seasons with the Ottawa 67's (OHL), where he produced 105 points (50+55) in 196 career games. In his final season with Ottawa, Smith helped the club claim the Leyden Trophy as East Division Champions for the third consecutive year.
Smith was originally a second-round selection (34th overall) of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2010 NHL Draft.
Amerks 2019-20 Season Ticket Memberships, which start as low as just $14 per game, are on-sale now. Full-season ticket member benefits include, but are not limited to, Riverside Club VIP Room access with Amerks Alumni, family meet and greet and annual Skate with the Players event, an exclusive preseason Ice Breaker Party and much more. For more information, visit WWW.AMERKS.COM or call 1-855-GO-AMERKS.