ANAHEIM - APRIL 22: Jerred Smithson #25 of the Nashville Predators scores the game winning goal in overtime past goalie Ray Emery #29 of the Anaheim Ducks in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on April 22, 2011 in Anaheim, California. The Predators won 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Today we wish a Happy 33rd Birthday to the "Ultimate Predator", Jerred Smithson. a guy who has carved out a nice career for himself by doing the dirty work which allows his teammates to get the glory. He kills penalties, takes an obscene amount of defensive zone faceoffs, and blocks shots - whatever it takes to keep the puck out of Nashville's net.
#25 / Left Wing / Nashville Predators
Feb 04, 1979
Fake Twitter Account: @AngrySmithson
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Did ya know...
- Smithson is just 11 games shy of 500 played as a Nashville Predator. This season he'll pass Greg Johnson (502) for #5 on the team's all-time Games Played list.
- He has a pet English Bulldog, named Reggie.
- Before signing as a free agent with the Preds in 2004, spent two seasons as a Los Angeles King.
- He can make a grown man cry with a single glare.
Hmm... I wonder if we can come up with any video highlights for Smithers?