Former Steinbach Pistons standout, Cole Smith recently signed a one-year, two-way contract extension with the Nashville Predators (NHL).
Cole spent two seasons in Steinbach (2014-16) where he posted 84 points in 92 career MJHL games before committing to the University of North Dakota (UND).
During his four seasons at UND, Cole became a relentless two-way forward for the Fighting Hawks. Coming out of college, his outstanding play earned him his first professional contract ahead of the 2020-21 season.
Cole spent five games in the ECHL with the Florida Everblades before earning a permanent spot in the American Hockey League with the Chicago Wolves. He spent 23 games with the Wolves, scoring five goals and five assists before earning his first game in the NHL with the Nashville Predators on January 14, 2021.