Welcome to Boston, Mr. Smith!
We have signed winger Craig Smith to a three-year contract worth an NHL cap hit of $3.1 million.
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) October 10, 2020
Smith’s new contract will pay him an average of $3.1 million per year, taking the total deal to $9.3 million.
The 31-year-old forward has spent his entire nine-year NHL tenure with the Nashville Predators organization, suiting up for 661 games at the big-league level and amassing 330 points.
He has topped the 20-goal plateau five times in his career, and finished just two goals shy at 18 during the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 campaign.
Per Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the breakdown of Smith’s salary over the course of the three year deal is as follows: $2 million in Year 1, $3 million in Year 2, and $4.3 million in Year 3.