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Wranglers have size, grit with return of power forward Smith

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Robbie Smith battles for the puck with the Wranglers. (J.C. Bosworth Photography) Robbie Smith battles for the puck with the Wranglers. (J.C. Bosworth Photography)
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Described as a power forward who can play in all situations, Robbie Smith has agreed to terms with the Las Vegas Wranglers for the 2013-14 season.

Smith, 6'3" and 192 pounds, is good for his share of points. First joining the Wranglers at the end of the 2010-11 season, he was able to chip in a goal and an assist in four games that season.

During the 2011-12 season, Smith contributed seven goals and eight assists, helping the Wranglers to the Kelly Cup Finals, where he notched another assist.

"He understands how each game needs to be played and what he can do to help this team gain momentum. Robbie is another guy who leads by example on and off the ice, and treats everyone around him with respect at all times," said Wranglers Head Coach and General Manager Mike Madill.

Smith skated for Dartmouth for five years prior to turning pro, putting up nine goals and ten assists in 94 games.

"The decision to come back to the Wranglers was an easy one. We are shaping up to be a very hard team to play against. Mike [Madill] was an excellent captain, and is a natural leader, so I'm excited to play for him in his first season as coach," Smith said.

You've got a month and a day to wait until the Wrangles kick off their 11th season of hockey at Orleans Arena. The team will take on the Utah Grizzlies beginning at 7:05 p.m. on Oct. 19.

For tickets and information, visit www.lasvegaswranglers.com.

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