No. 3 forward: Givani Smith -- Smith scored more than 20 goals and 40 points in consecutive junior hockey seasons, and he received the most penalty minutes in both years running. His possession skills are elevated. If an opponent wants the puck and Smith has it, asking for it and saying please might be the best strategy. If an opponent values his well-being, he marks Smith’s presence on the ice. His offensive numbers are not stellar, and Smith is not a top skater or terrific shooter. But his assertive approach, physicality and smarts may eventually produce scoring chances in the NHL.
Tom Gromak, Detroit News