BOSTON – Sophomore forward Trevor Smith (North Vancouver, B.C.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s hockey team was one of 12 players named to the New England All-Star Team by the New England Hockey Writers Association on Tuesday afternoon. The banquet to honor the All-Stars will be held on Wednesday, April 11 at the Prince Restaurant in Saugus, Mass. (6 p.m.).
    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.
    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. He ranked fourth in the conference in scoring and his 32 points in 27 league games was second best among league skaters.
    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.
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