BENJAMIN ALEXANDER SMITH; born July 11, 1988 ... shoots right ... earned the 2010 Nathaniel J. Hasenfus "Eagle of the Year" Award as Boston College's outstanding male student-athlete in his graduating class ... earned a bachelor's degree in history in May 2010; minored in economics and philosophy ... earned "Distinguished Scholar" honors from the Hockey East Association after concluding his collegiate career as a four-time All-Academic Team honoree ... signed a professional contract with the Chicago Blackhawks in April 2010; was selected by the Blackhawks in the sixfth round (169th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft ... played in all 165 games in his four years; ranks tied for fifth on the school's all-time list ... finished his career with 33 postseason points - 16 goals and 17 assists - in 27 playoff games ... twice captured NCAA Frozen Four All-Tournament Team honoree (2008 and 2010) ... underwent two surgical procedures - one on his abdomen and one on his groin - in April 2009 to repair injuries sustained in August 2008 ... participated in the U.S. National Junior Team Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y. in August of 2007 ... was the recipient of the freshman male scholar-athlete award at Boston College's 2007 All-Sports Banquet.
AS A SENIOR (2009-10): Served as assistant captain ... played in all 42 games ... earned the William J. Flynn Coaches Award ... earned Most Outstanding Player honors at the NCAA Tournament's Frozen in Detroit, Mich., after tallying four points - three goals and one assist - in victories in two BC victories; notched three points - two goals and one assist - in a 7-1 win over Miami (4/8) and scored once - the gamewinner - in the team's 5-0 win over Wisconsin (4/10) in the national championship game ... captured the Len Ceglarski Sportsmanship Award from the Hockey East Association; was whistled for one penalty in 27 league games ... registered 37 points - 16 goals and 21 assists; recorded 21 points - nine goals and 12 assists - in conference contests ... led all BC players with five game-winning goals ... ranked second on the team in power-play goals with nine ... finished the season with a plus-19 rating ... enjoyed eight multiple-point performances, including one multiple-goal effort ... recorded nine points - four goals and five assists - in eight playoff victories ... tallied at least one point in 28 games ... recorded two points - one goal (the decisive score) and one assist - in a 5-1 home win over Northeastern (11/7) ... scored the team's first goal - the eventual gamewinner - and tallied an assist in a 6-0 win over Harvard (2/8) in the opening round of the Beanpot in TD Garden.
AS A JUNIOR (2008-09): Played in all 37 games ... registered 17 points - six goals and 11 assists; recorded 12 points - four goals and eight assists - in 27 Hockey East contests ... finished the season tied for second on the team with four power-play goals ... tallied one point in each of BC's first five games; extended his scoring streak to 12 games dating back March 14 of the previous season ... scored his first goal of the season - a man-advantage tally - in a 3-2 home win over Vermont (10/24) ... notched a power-play goal at 18:45 of the first period in the team's 5-5 tie at Merrimack (11/14) ... netted BC's third goal late in the second period of a 4-3 win over Harvard (2/9) in the Beanpot consolation game in TD Garden ... notched an assist on Tim Kunes' decisive score in the team's 5-3 win over New Hampshire (3/13) in the first game of the league quarterfinal series in Durham, N.H. ... notched an assist in consecutive home victories over Maine (1/24 &25).
AS A SOPHOMORE (2007-08): Played in all 44 games ... shared the James E. Tiernan Award with Pat Gannon as the program's Most Improved Players ... earned All-Tournament honors at the NCAA Frozen Four in Denver, Colo., after he tallied five points - two goals and three assists - in two BC victories; recorded two points - one goal and one assist - in a 6-1 semifinal-round victory over North Dakota (4/10), then registered three points - one goal and two assists - in the team's 4-1 win over Notre Dame (4/12) in the national championship game ... gained All-Tournament accolades at the Dodge Holiday Classic after notching five points - three goals and two assists - in victories over Air Force (12/29) and RIT (12/30) ... registered 50 points - 25 goals and 25 assists; recorded 28 points - 13 goals and 15 assists - in 27 Hockey East contests ... ranked second on the team with 10 power-play goals and tied for second on the team with four game-winning goals ... enjoyed 14 multiple-point performances, including three three-point efforts ... enjoyed three multiple-goal outings, including a career-high three-goal performance in a 4-3 victory at Boston University (12/1) ... finished the season with a plus/minus rating of plus-15 ... tallied at least one point in 30 games ... scored once in each of two BC wins in the NCAA Tournament's Northeast Regional in Worcester, Mass.; netted BC's first goal - a power-play score - in a 5-2 win over Minnesota (3/29) that secured head coach Jerry York's 800th career victory, then capped off BC's second-period scoring burst - three goals in a span of 1:58 - in a 4-3 overtime win over Miami (3/30) ... tallied three points - two goals, including the decisive score, and one assist - in a 5-2 win at UMass-Lowell (2/16).
AS A FRESHMAN (2006-07): Played in all 42 games ... earned the program's Bernie Burke Outstanding Freshman Award ... captured Hockey East Rookie of the Month honors for April ... registered 18 points - 10 goals and eight assists; recorded eight points - six goals and two assists - in 27 Hockey East contests ... scored three game-winning goals and six power-play goals; finished the season ranked third on the team in power-play scores ... enjoyed four multiple-point games (in eight postseason contests), including one three-point performance ... registered 10 points - four goals and six assists - in eight postseason games ... notched three points - the game-winning goal and two assists - in the team's 6-2 semifinal round win over Boston University in the Hockey East Tournament in TD Banknorth Garden (3/16) ... tallied one power-play goal (the decisive score) and one assist in a 4-1 win over St. Lawrence (3/24) in the NCAA Tournament's Northeast Regional semifinal in Manchester, N.H. ... registered two points - one power-play goal and one assist - in a 3-0 home win over Northeastern (3/9) in the quarterfinals of Hockey East Tournament ... assisted on Dan Bertram's first-period goal and scored the team's third goal in a 6-4 victory over North Dakota (4/5) in the NCAA Tournament's Frozen Four in St. Louis, Mo. ... recorded his first collegiate goal (with a man advantage) in a 3-3 overtime tie at Northeastern (1/5) ... recorded his first career assist on Kyle Kucharski's game-winning goal against Providence (1/7) ... assisted on Matt Price's first career goal (the decisive score) in a 2-1 win at Providence (2/9).
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