NHL

Utah Hockey Club Selects Gabe Smith With No. 103 Overall Pick In 2024 NHL Draft

Jun 29, 2024, 11:49 AM | Updated: 12:02 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Hockey Club selected QMJHL standout Gabe Smith with the No. 103 overall pick during the fourth round of the 2024 NHL Draft.

Utah selects Gabe Smith with No. 103 pick in NHL Draft

The 62nd NHL Draft was held at the Sphere in Las Vegas, Nevada from June 28-29.

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Smith was the second forward selected in the fourth round.

Smith played for the Moncton Wildcats in the QMJHL for the last two seasons.

In 2023-24, Smith recorded 23 total points with nine goals and 14 assists.

“I talked to (Utah) quite a few times,” Smith said. “Everyone with the organization has been so nice. The feeling was unreal. Being in the sphere and in this situation is so amazing. I’m so thankful.”

Utah Hockey Club entered the draft with 13 picks, including No. 6 overall in the first round.

How to watch the 2024 NHL Draft

When

Rounds 2-7: Saturday, June 29 at 9:30 a.m. (MT)

Television

Rounds 2-7: NHL Network and ESPN+

About Utah Hockey Club

In April, the NHL announced the addition of Utah as the league’s newest franchise under Ryan Smith and Smith Entertainment Group’s ownership. As part of the transaction, players and personnel from the Arizona Coyotes were transferred to Utah. The Coyotes became an inactive franchise following the move.

On June 13, the team officially closed its deal with the NHL and took on the temporary name Utah Hockey Club. The team’s permanent nickname underwent a second round of fan voting and will be announced in the future.

The club will wear sweaters with “Utah” on the front during its inaugural season in 2024-25. Utah HC has primary colors of rock black, salt white, and mountain blue.

Utah Hockey Club will open its seven-game preseason schedule against the St. Louis Blues at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. Utah HC’s first preseason game at home will be against the LA Kings on September 23.

 

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