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…
Newest Oiler Jerred Smithson just found out he was traded while on way to have his wife induced w their first child! #TradeTracker
— Josh Rimer (@JoshRimerHockey) April 3, 2013