#20 Bryan Smolinski


Position: Center/Left Wing			   Shoots: Right
Height: 6'1"					   Weight: 202 lbs
Born: December 27, 1971 (Toledo, Ohio)
Acquired: Traded to Pittsburgh by Boston on August 1, 1995 with Glen Murray
          and a third round draft pick in 1996 for Kevin Stevens and Shawn
          McEachern



                         Regular Season             Playoffs

Season Club          Lea. GP   G  A  Pts PIM    GP  G  A Pts PIM          


89-90  Michigan State   CCHA    35  9  13   22   34    -   -   -   -   -

90-91  Michigan State   CCHA    35  9  12   21   24    -   -   -   -   -

91-92  Michigan State   CCHA    41 28  33   61   55    -   -   -   -   -

92-93  Michigan State   CCHA    40 31  37   68   93    -   -   -   -   -

       Boston		 NHL     9  1   3    4    0    4   1   0   1   2

93-94  Boston		 NHL    83 31  20   51   82   13   5   4   9   4

94-95  Boston		 NHL    44 18  13   31   31

95-96  Pittsburgh	 NHL	69 23  34   57   63


NHL Totals 205 73 70 143 176 22 6 5 11 10 Pittsburgh Totals 69 23 34 57 63

Scouting Report

Smolinksi has often been called 'the next Adam Oates' However, this was when Smolinski was playing Center. With the Pens, Bryan has had to learn a new position, Left Wing. After some adjustment, Bryan's skills are now showing through. He is an incredible skater with good puck handling and shooting skills. He is good defensively as well as offensively and is often used on the Penalty Kill lines. Given time, he may yet live up to the moniker placed on him, but he will undoubtably provide a great deal of offense and excitement to the Pens in the meantime.

Accomplishments

Finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award (1993)
Named to CCHA First All-Star Team (1993)
Named to NCAA West First All-American Team (1993)

Miscellaneous

First NHL Game: March 27, 1993 in a 5-3 Boston loss vs Pittsburgh
First NHL Point: April 6, 1993 in a 7-1 Boston win at Quebec
First NHL Goal: April 8, 1993 in a 6-2 win vs Quebec
Most Goals, Game: 3 - March 2, 1995 in a Boston game at New Jersey
Most Assists, Game: 3 - April 6, 1993 in a 7-1 Boston win at Quebec
Most Points, Game: