I put together a story on Texas Stars forward Reilly Smith for the Dallas Stars official site.
Here’s an excerpt:
Reilly Smith has been a goal scorer at every level he’s played, but notching that first goal at the professional level has proven to be a challenge. Smith is taking it in stride and knows that it is just a matter of time before the goals start to come.
“There have been some ups and downs,” Smith said of his first month with the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League. “Obviously, I would like to produce a little bit more to help our team win. But it’s early in the season and hopefully I can get out of the slump a little bit.”
Eleven games into his AHL career, Smith is still looking for that first goal. He’s had his opportunities, but a tough bounce here and a sharp save there have kept him out of the goal scoring column.
“It’s been a while, since the end of last year. It’s definitely been one of the longest (droughts) of my career, but hopefully I can end it soon,” said Smith. “The good thing is I am still getting a lot of chances and hopefully they’ll go into the back of the net.”
You can read the entire story by clicking here.