GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – The Adirondack Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League's New Jersey Devils and American Hockey League's Utica Comets, announced that they have signed forward Ryan Smith to a contract for the 2021-22 season.
Smith was originally signed to play with Adirondack for 2020-21 following his senior season at the University of Maine where he notched 35 points (18g-17a) in 135 games over his four-year career. The Roanoke, Virginia native served as an alternate captain for his final year.
Following the Thunder opting out last season, Smith joined the Macon Mayhem of the Southern Professional Hockey League. In 42 games, Smith recorded 26 points (9g-17a) and earned himself a three-game call-up to the Tulsa Oilers.
Prior to college, Smith skated in two seasons for the Green Bay Gamblers in the United States Hockey League. The 24-year-old put up 38 points (17g-21a) in 117 games at the junior level and appeared in four playoff games. He also participated in the 2015 CCM All-American Prospects Game and was a member of the 2016 USA U-18 Ivan Hlinka Select Team.