Monday, February 6, 2012

Logan Smith named USHL Defensive Player of the Week

The USHL came out with their weekly awards today, and awarded was Stars forward turned defenseman Logan Smith who was named "Defensive Player of the Week." 

 Click here to read the official press release from the USHL.  Here's an excerpt:

Smith collected two assists and recorded a plus-six rating for the Stars during their 7-0 win against Des Moines on Friday.  The plus-six was the highest plus/minus rating by a USHL player in a game this season and the highest mark in the League in over two seasons when it was last accomplished by defenseman Nick Jensen of the Green Bay Gamblers on January 30th, 2010.  

Smith is a 19-year-old native of Littleton, Colorado and has collected eight points (2g, 6a) in 21 games for the Stars this season, including four assists over his last four games.

It wasn't that long ago that Logan was playing forward for the Stars.  Due to some injures and suspensions to other defensemen on the team, Logan was asked by the coaches to play defense.  So far, so good!  Having played hockey myself, I think it's very impressive that Smith has been able to pick up the position that fast.  

Congrats to Logan!  Well deserved!

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