Wings’ Brendan Smith Delivers Nasty Head-Shot On Hawks’ Ben Smith (Video)
I’m not sure if Brendan Smith of the Detroit Red Wings is a big fan of Brendan Shanahan, but he will get to meet the former Red Wing in person as he has been summoned for a hearing with the NHL’s head disciplinarian following a brutal hit to the head of the Chicago Blackhawks’ Ben Smith.
Shanahan has been a busy man thus far this pre-season, handing out several suspensions and fines already. His next one could be the biggest yet, as it involves a clear case where Brendan Smith targeted the head of Ben Smith with his shoulder, knocking the Hawks’ forward unconscious.
Brendan Smith was attempting to crack the Wings’ roster after recording 12 goals and 20 assists in 63 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins last season. It will be tough for him to do so while watching from the press box.
Here is a look at the hit that will likely result in a stiff suspension for Smith.