Sophomore forward Trevor Smith of the New Hampshire men’s hockey team has decided to forego his last two seasons as a Wildcat to sign a two-year contact with the New York Islanders of the NHL.
Smith was then assigned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League, where he signed an amateur tryout contact (ATO) for the remainder of the 06-07 season and playoffs. He played in his first professional game April 1 and registered three shots on goal in a 4-2 win over Albany in Bridgeport, Conn., at the Arena at HarborYard.
He had a breakout sophomore season recording a career-high 43 points (21G, 22A) in 39 games helping UNH to its sixth regular-season title in school history and its sixth straight NCAA Tournament appearance.
Smith, who led the Wildcats in points and goals, was the first UNH player in school history to be named a Hockey East First-Team All-Star. He ranked fourth in the conference in scoring and his 32 points in 27 league games was second best among league skaters.
He had posted a point in 26 of 39 games for the ‘Cats with 12 multi-point efforts on the season. Smith notched a point in 10 of the first 11 games of the season with 21 points (11G, 10A) in that time, which included a career-high four points against Colorado College on Oct. 21.