Video Interview With Icehog's (Now Blackhawks) Ben Smith
As the sideline reporter for the Rockford Icehogs, I have had the privilege of talking to Ben Smith a couple times. When I heard that he was the one getting the call up to the Show tonight, I was ecstatic. So I am going to share my joy for him through the Rockford point of view.
Smith is a front office favorite in Rockford, because he is the nicest guy on the team. He remembers everyone's name and always says thank you, even if you really didn't do anything for him.
I've also heard that he is one of the hardest working guys on the team. He stays after games to ride the bike and cools down longer than any of the players. He is someone who is completely focused, eats incredibly healthy and rarely goes out. I heard from a source that he is "how every athlete should be".
Here is an interview
I did with him in the preseason where he talked about playing with the Blackhawks in their exhibition games (Icehogs.com).
So far this season Smith has 1 goal and 3 assists in 8 games.
I wish I had a Smith jersey for tonight!