Hockey East

Lowell’s C.J. Smith Will Forego Senior Year, Signs with Buffalo Sabres


Massachusetts-Lowell forward C.J. Smith will forego his senior year after signing a two-year, entry-level contract with the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres today.

The 5-foot-11 Smith led the River Hawks in goals this season with 23, and was second with 51 points. Smith was also named the Hockey East Tournament MVP after leading Lowell to a championship with 4 goals and 8 points.

A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Smith finished his college career with 56 goals and 125 points in 120 games.

About Mike McMahon

Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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