Craig Smith

Dallas Stars, Center
Age: 34-295d (Sep 05, 1989)
Exp: 12 Years
Country: US
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: Round 4 (#98 overall), 2009
Career Earnings

$36,763,171

2023-2023 Free Agent

Craig Smith signed a 1 year , $1,000,000 contract with the Dallas Stars, including $1,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,000,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,000,000
Average Salary:
$1,000,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
Year Age Cap HitAnnual Cap % League Cap Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2023-24 34 $1,000,000 1.20% $1,000,000 $1,000,000
2024-25 35
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cap Hit Cap % League Cap
2023-24 34 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 1.20%
2024-25 35
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2023-24 34 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000
Source: NHL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2020-2022

Craig Smith signed a 3 year , $9,300,000 contract with the Boston Bruins, including $9,300,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $3,100,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $9,300,000
Average Salary:
$3,100,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2023 / UFA
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2015-2019

Craig Smith signed a 5 year , $21,250,000 contract with the Nashville Predators, including $21,250,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,250,000.
Contract Terms:
5 yr(s) / $21,250,000
Average Salary:
$4,250,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2020 / UFA
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2013-2014 Extension

Craig Smith signed a 2 year , $4,000,000 contract with the Nashville Predators, including $4,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,000,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $4,000,000
Average Salary:
$2,000,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2015 / RFA
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2011-2012 Rookie

Craig Smith signed a 2 year , $1,800,000 contract with the Nashville Predators, including $180,000 signing bonus, $1,800,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $900,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $1,800,000
Average Salary:
$900,000
Signing Bonus:
$180,000
Free Agent:
2013 / RFA
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$36,763,171

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

4 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2011 22
Active
$780,000
$780,000
2012 23
Active
$433,171
$1,213,171
2013 24
Active
$2,000,000
$3,213,171
2014 25
Active
$2,000,000
$5,213,171
2015 26
Active
$3,750,000
$8,963,171
2016 27
Active
$4,000,000
$12,963,171
2017 28
Active
$4,250,000
$17,213,171
2018 29
Active
$4,500,000
$21,713,171
2019 30
Active
$4,750,000
$26,463,171
2020 31
Active
$2,000,000
$28,463,171
2021 32
Active
$3,000,000
$31,463,171
2022 33
Active
Retained
$2,045,405
$2,254,595
$33,508,576
$35,763,171
2023 34
Active
$1,000,000
$36,763,171
Total      
$36,763,171
$36,763,171
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2011
22
$600,000
$180,000
$780,000
$780,000
2012
23
$433,171
$433,171
$1,213,171
2013
24
$2,000,000
$2,000,000
$3,213,171
2014
25
$2,000,000
$2,000,000
$5,213,171
2015
26
$3,750,000
$3,750,000
$8,963,171
2016
27
$4,000,000
$4,000,000
$12,963,171
2017
28
$4,250,000
$4,250,000
$17,213,171
2018
29
$4,500,000
$4,500,000
$21,713,171
2019
30
$4,750,000
$4,750,000
$26,463,171
2020
31
$2,000,000
$2,000,000
$28,463,171
2021
32
$3,000,000
$3,000,000
$31,463,171
2022
33
$2,045,405
$2,254,595
$2,045,405
$2,254,595
$33,508,576
$35,763,171
2023
34
$1,000,000
$1,000,000
$36,763,171
Total
$36,583,171
$180,000
$36,763,171
$36,763,171

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
9 $26,283,171 $180,000 - $26,463,171
3 $7,254,595 - - $7,254,595
1 $2,045,405 - - $2,045,405
1 $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000

Injuries

Year Dates Games Missed Reason
2018-19 NSH Feb 21, 2019 - Mar 04, 2019 0 Lower Body
2021-22 BOS Dec 14, 2021 - Dec 27, 2021 0 COVID-19
  • Jul 01, 2023 Signed a 1 year $1 million contract with Dallas (DAL)
  • Feb 23, 2023 Traded to Washington (WAS) from Boston (BOS) as part of a 3-team trade: Boston (BOS) traded 2023 1st round pick, 2024 3rd round pick and 2025 2nd round pick to Washington (WAS); Boston (BOS) traded 2023 5th round pick to Minnesota (MIN); Washington (WAS) traded Garnet Hathaway and Dmitry Orlov to Boston (BOS); Minnesota (MIN) traded Andrei Svetlakov to Boston (BOS)
  • Oct 10, 2020 Signed a 3 year $9.3 million contract with Boston (BOS)
  • Jul 21, 2015 Signed a 5 year $21.25 million contract with Nashville (NAS)
  • Sep 15, 2012 Signed a 2 year $4 million extension with Nashville (NAS)
  • Jul 26, 2011 Signed a 2 year $1.8 million contract with Nashville (NAS)
  • Jun 27, 2009 Drafted by Nashville (NAS): Round 4 (#98 overall)
Year Team GP G A PTS +/- SOG PPG PPA SHG SHA Blk Hit PIM FO Won
2023 DAL 75 11 9 20 2 112 0 0 0 0 30 47 33 1
2022 WAS 64 9 7 16 5 104 0 1 0 0 21 48 18 2
2021 BOS 74 16 20 36 2 187 0 4 0 0 28 95 28 4
2020 BOS 54 13 19 32 21 132 4 2 0 0 8 66 18 10
2019 NAS 69 18 13 31 18 184 4 3 0 0 19 60 34 14
2018 NAS 76 21 17 38 11 205 4 4 0 0 33 77 20 26
2017 NAS 79 25 26 51 20 229 9 5 0 0 35 60 24 40
2016 NAS 78 12 17 29 7 155 2 1 0 0 16 93 30 51
2015 NAS 82 21 16 37 4 199 2 3 0 0 18 84 40 76
2014 NAS 82 23 21 44 11 252 6 3 0 0 17 77 44 12
2013 NAS 76 24 26 50 16 208 7 2 0 0 20 53 22 3
2012 NAS 43 3 8 11 -11 79 0 0 0 0 13 38 20 75
2011 NAS 70 13 20 33 -12 166 0 0 0 0 17 44 28 166
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