BINGHAMTON, NY – With the 17th overall pick in the 2018 National Hockey League Draft, the New Jersey Devils selected defenseman Ty Smith of the Western Hockey League’s Spokane Chiefs.
Smith, 18, led all defensemen on the Spokane Chiefs and finished third overall on the team with 73 points in 69 games. The Lloydminster, Alberta native led the entire team with 59 assists.
This past season, the defenseman captured the Hlinka Memorial Gold Medal with Canada, WHL (West) First All-Star Team, and WHL Scholastic Player of the Year.
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