ST. LOUIS, Mo.— Sophomore forward Trevor Smith (North Vancouver, B.C.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was named a Division I RBK Second-Team All-American on Friday night as chosen by the American Hockey Coaches Association at the Frozen Four in St. Louis, Mo.
Smith was one of seven Hockey East players to earn All-America honors this season and he is the 24th player in school history to earn the All-America distinction. Smith, who is the 30th All-American in Wildcat hockey history, becomes only the third player in school history to earn All-America honors as a sophomore. In the last five seasons, Smith is the sixth Wildcat to earn the honor, which also includes Brian Yandle (2005, 2006), Sean Collins (2005), Steve Saviano (2004), Lanny Gare (2003) and Mike Ayers (2003).
He recently signed a two-year professional contract with the New York Islanders of the NHL foregoing his last two seasons in Durham. Smith played in his first professional game on Sunday for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League. He has played in three games for the Sound Tigers and has recorded one assist since joining the team on Sunday, April 1st.
Smith 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.
He led the Wildcats in points and goals and was the first UNH player in school history to be named a Hockey East First-Team All-Star as a sophomore. He ranked fourth in the conference in scoring and his 32 points in 27 league games was second best among league skaters. Smith was also the recipient of the Paul Hines Award as New England’s Most Improved Player and earned All-New England honors in 06-07.
Smith 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.