Brendan Smith

New Jersey Devils, Defensemen
Age: 35-145d (Feb 07, 1989)
Exp: 11 Years
Country: CA
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: Round 1 (#27 overall), 2007
Career Earnings

$31,050,000

2022-2023 Free Agent

Brendan Smith signed a 2 year , $2,200,000 contract with the New Jersey Devils, including $2,200,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,100,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $2,200,000
Average Salary:
$1,100,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2022-23 33 $1,100,000 1.33% $1,000,000 $1,000,000
2023-24 34 $1,100,000 1.32% $1,200,000 $2,200,000
2024-25 35
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cap Hit Cap % League Cap
2022-23 33 $1,000,000 $1,100,000 1.33%
2023-24 34 $1,200,000 $1,100,000 1.32%
2024-25 35
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2022-23 33 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,100,000
2023-24 34 $1,200,000 $1,200,000 $2,200,000 $1,100,000 $1,200,000
Source: NHL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2021-2021 Free Agent

Brendan Smith signed a 1 year , $800,000 contract with the Carolina Hurricanes, including $800,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $800,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $800,000
Average Salary:
$800,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2022 / UFA
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2017-2020 Extension

Brendan Smith signed a 4 year , $17,400,000 contract with the New York Rangers, including $17,400,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,350,000.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $17,400,000
Average Salary:
$4,350,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2021 / UFA
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2015-2016

Brendan Smith signed a 2 year , $5,500,000 contract with the Detroit Red Wings, including $5,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,750,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $5,500,000
Average Salary:
$2,750,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2017 / UFA
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2013-2014

Brendan Smith signed a 2 year , $2,525,000 contract with the Detroit Red Wings, including $2,525,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,262,500.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $2,525,000
Average Salary:
$1,262,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2015 / RFA
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2010-2012 Rookie

Brendan Smith signed a 3 year , $2,625,000 contract with the Detroit Red Wings, including $262,500 signing bonus, $2,625,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $875,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $2,625,000
Average Salary:
$875,000
Signing Bonus:
$262,500
Free Agent:
2013 / RFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$31,050,000

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

4 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2010 21
Active
$875,000
$875,000
2011 22
Active
$875,000
$1,750,000
2012 23
Active
$875,000
$2,625,000
2013 24
Active
$1,250,000
$3,875,000
2014 25
Active
$1,275,000
$5,150,000
2015 26
Active
$2,250,000
$7,400,000
2016 27
Retained
Active
$2,509,704
$740,296
$9,909,704
$10,650,000
2017 28
Reserve / minor-buried
$5,000,000
$15,650,000
2018 29
Active
$4,525,000
$20,175,000
2019 30
Active
$4,525,000
$24,700,000
2020 31
Active
$3,350,000
$28,050,000
2021 32
Active
$800,000
$28,850,000
2022 33
Active
$1,000,000
$29,850,000
2023 34
Active
$1,200,000
$31,050,000
Total      
$31,050,000
$31,050,000
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2010
21
$787,500
$87,500
$875,000
$875,000
2011
22
$787,500
$87,500
$875,000
$1,750,000
2012
23
$787,500
$87,500
$875,000
$2,625,000
2013
24
$1,250,000
$1,250,000
$3,875,000
2014
25
$1,275,000
$1,275,000
$5,150,000
2015
26
$2,250,000
$2,250,000
$7,400,000
2016
27
$2,509,704
$740,296
$2,509,704
$740,296
$9,909,704
$10,650,000
2017
28
$5,000,000
$5,000,000
$15,650,000
2018
29
$4,525,000
$4,525,000
$20,175,000
2019
30
$4,525,000
$4,525,000
$24,700,000
2020
31
$2,350,000
$1,000,000
$3,350,000
$28,050,000
2021
32
$800,000
$800,000
$28,850,000
2022
33
$1,000,000
$1,000,000
$29,850,000
2023
34
$1,200,000
$1,200,000
$31,050,000
Total
$29,787,500
$1,262,500
$31,050,000
$31,050,000

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
7 $9,647,204 $262,500 - $9,909,704
5 $17,140,296 $1,000,000 - $18,140,296
1 $800,000 - - $800,000
2 $2,200,000 - - $2,200,000

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2016-17 DET Nov 26, 2016 - Dec 27, 2016 0 Knee
2017-18 DET Jan 05, 2017 - Feb 04, 2017 0 Knee
2023-24 NJD Jan 18, 2024 - Feb 13, 2024 0 Leg
  • Dec 10, 2023 Fined $2,864 Tripping Devon Shore (SEA)
  • Dec 01, 2023 Suspended 2 games for Slashing Travis Konecny (PHI), forfeiting $11,458 in 2023-24 salary with New Jersey (NJD)
  • Jul 13, 2022 Signed a 2 year $2.2 million contract with New Jersey (NJD)
  • May 15, 2022 Fined $2,000 Elbowing David Pastrnak (BOS)
  • Jul 29, 2021 Signed a 1 year $800,000 contract with Carolina (CAR)
  • Jun 28, 2017 Signed a 4 year $17.4 million contract extension with New York (NYR)
  • Feb 28, 2017 Traded to New York (NYR) from Detroit (DET) for 2018 2nd round pick and 2017 3rd round pick
  • Jun 30, 2015 Signed a 2 year $5.5 million contract with Detroit (DET)
  • Jul 17, 2013 Signed a 2 year $2.525 million contract with Detroit (DET)
  • May 28, 2010 Signed a 3 year $2.625 million contract with Detroit (DET)
  • Jun 22, 2007 Drafted by Detroit (DET): Round 1 (#27 overall)

Fines

Date Reason Fine Amount
May 15, 2022 Elbowing David Pastrnak (BOS) $2,000
Dec 10, 2023 Tripping Devon Shore (SEA) $2,864

Suspensions

Date Reason Games Suspended Fine Amount
Sep 28, 2011 Hit to the head against Ben Smith (CHI) 8 $23,649
Dec 01, 2023 Slashing Travis Konecny (PHI) 2 $11,458
Year Team GP G A PTS +/- SOG PPG PPA SHG SHA Blk Hit PIM FO Won
2023 NJ 63 5 10 15 -3 60 0 0 0 0 101 98 61 0
2022 NJ 60 0 5 5 3 58 0 0 0 1 76 102 63 0
2021 CAR 45 4 4 8 6 63 0 0 0 0 40 73 36 0
2020 NYR 48 5 5 10 3 58 0 0 0 0 41 84 73 0
2019 NYR 62 3 5 8 -12 45 0 0 1 1 41 90 71 1
2018 NYR 63 4 9 13 -7 66 0 0 0 1 48 100 71 0
2017 NYR 44 1 7 8 2 66 0 1 0 0 37 58 69 0
2016 NYR 51 3 6 9 1 62 1 2 0 0 65 59 63 0
2015 DET 63 3 12 15 2 82 1 0 0 0 42 94 62 0
2014 DET 75 4 9 13 -3 87 0 2 0 0 68 58 66 0
2013 DET 69 5 14 19 0 89 1 0 0 0 65 56 64 0
2012 DET 32 0 7 7 0 32 0 0 0 0 30 20 32 0
2011 DET 14 1 6 7 3 13 0 0 0 0 8 17 13 0
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