Nashville Predators trade Jerred Smithson to Florida for 6th round draft pick

From the Panthers' official twitter page:

BREAKING: #FlaPanthers acquire Jerred Smithson from @PredsNHL for a 6th round pick in 2012 Draft.


Jerred Smithson

#25 / Left Wing / Nashville Predators

6-3

209

Feb 04, 1979



GP G A P +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG GTG SOG PCT
2011 - Jerred Smithson 53 1 4 5 -6 30 0 0 0 25

After being such a reliable faceoff and penalty kill specialist last year, Smithson was starting to become the odd man out of the Preds' lineup when everyone was healthy, so it had been speculated that he could be out of town soon, and Poile was able to get a draft pick out of it.

The question now becomes what do the Predators do next? Is the team stock-piling draft picks for a future deal?

Update:

Let's all revisit Smithson's finest moment as a Predator, as he delivered quite possibly the biggest goal in franchise history:


A portion of the team's release after the jump.

Nashville, Tenn. (February 24, 2012) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has acquired a sixth-round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft in exchange for forward Jerred Smithson.

The Predators now have nine draft picks for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft to be held June 22-23, 2012 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. - their own picks in the first, and fourth through seventh rounds, in addition Toronto's third-round pick, Phoenix's fourth rounder and both Florida and the New York Rangers' sixth-round selections.

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