| Jason Smith
| Assistant coach
Born Nov. 2, 1973 (Calgary)
Jason Smith enters his fourth season as a member of the Senators hockey staff in 2015-16 and his second as a full-time assistant coach after initially 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, continues to work primarily with the team’s defencemen. In his role previous role as consultant, he worked alongside current assistant general manager, Randy Lee, in overseeing the progress of prospects throughout the Senators organizational system. He also served in an advisory capacity to members of both the Ottawa and Binghamton Senators’ coaching staffs.
As a defenceman, 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.
Smith and his wife, Wendy, have two daughters, Jordan and Britney.