| Jason Smith
| Scouting and Development Consultant
Born Nov. 2, 1973 (Calgary)
Jason Smith begins his first season as a member of the Senators hockey management staff after being named to the position of scouting and development consultant on Sept. 30, 2012. Smith, who retired as a player following the 2008-09 campaign as a member of the Senators, will work primarily alongside Randy Lee, the club's director of hockey operations and player development, in overseeing the progress of prospects throughout the Senators organizational system. He will also serve in an advisory role to members of both the Ottawa and Binghamton Senators' coaching staffs.
As a defenseman, the 16-year NHL veteran played in 1,008 career games with the New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers and the Senators, recording 169 points (41 goals, 128 assists) and 1,099 penalty minutes. The Calgary native registered 11 points (one goal, 10 assists) and 60 penalty minutes over 68 career NHL playoff games. It was during his stint with Ottawa that Smith skated in the 1,000th game of his NHL career on Feb. 17, 2009, at Colorado. He previously served five seasons as captain with the Oilers (2001-07), which included Edmonton's run to the 2006 Stanley Cup final, before serving as captain during his lone season with Philadelphia (2007-08).
Smith was New Jersey's first pick (18th overall) in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft. The following season, he was presented with the Bill Hunter Trophy as the Western Hockey League's top defenceman and also earned a gold medal while representing Canada at the 1993 World Junior Hockey Championship in Sweden.
He and his wife, Wendy, have two daughters, Jordan and Britney.