"Smith had a stellar January, leading Miami to a 6-2-0 month and climbing the RedHawks all the way to second place in the CCHA standings. He totaled 10 points in eight games, scoring seven goals while dishing out three assists. Of his seven goals, four were game-winners, one was short-handed and three came on the power play. Smith was also +5 on the month, fired 31 shots on goal and blocked five shots." Smith was also the Player Of The Month for November.