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Trade: Smithson goes from Florida to Edmonton

Apr 3, 2013, 1:04 PM EDT

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The Edmonton Oilers are officially buyers at the trade deadline.

Forward Jerred Smithson is their acquisition, with the 34-year-old coming from Florida for what TSN’s Bob McKenzie believes is a fourth-round pick.

Smithson is a defensive forward, as evidenced by his modest offensive stat line (two goals and three assists in 35 games), along with the 1:57 he plays per game on the penalty kill.

A pending unrestricted free agent, Smithson has won 54.8 percent of the 363 faceoffs he’s taken this season.

Oh, and there’s also this…

  1. tshanzy - Apr 3, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    that’s quite the climate change

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