The Columbus Blue Jackets added goaltender Jeremy Smith to their roster on emergency recall from the AHL’s Springfield Falcons after Curtis McElhinney went day-to-day after a lower body injury. McElhinney has been starting for the Blue Jackets after Sergei Bobrovsky was placed on IR due to a groin injury that is expected to keep him off the ice.
Smith has a .908 save percentage in 15 games with the Falcons this season, making him second in the AHL in wins. He is currently 11-3-1 with a 2.58 goals-against-average. Before signing with Columbus this past summer, Smith spent three season with the Milwaukee Admirals. He went 54th overall to the Nashville Predators in the 2007 NHL Draft. Smith represented the United States at the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championships, and was the co-recipient of the Dave Pinkney Trophy in 2006-2007, in recognition of recording the lowest team GAA during his stint with the OHL’s Plymouth Whalers. The team also captured the J. Ross Robertson Cup as OHL champions.
Smith has an AHL career record of 77-79-8, with a 2.39 GAA and a .916 SV%. Smith has eight shutouts in 143 games.