Saturday, June 23, 2018

MSU recruit Nathan Smith drafted

Nathan Smith, a Minnesota State recruit, was taken in the third round of the National Hockey League draft on Saturday. The Winnipeg Jets took him with the 91st overall selection.

Smith, a 6-foot-0, 180-pound forward, is slated to be a freshman for the Mavericks in the fall of 2019.

A Hudson, Florida, native, he played last season with the Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Rough Riders of the United States Hockey League and plans on playing for that junior team again this season.

Smith was a prolific scorer playing high school hockey in Florida where he had 176 points (88 goals, 88 assists) in 45 games from 2014 to 2017.

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