Reilly Smith didn’t make it to his senior season at Miami University. After scoring 30 goals and 18 assists as a junior, Smith signed with the Dallas Stars, who drafted him 69th overall in 2009.
So far, Smith’s decision looks like a smart one.
As a first-year pro, Smith made the jump from college to the NHL. During the lockout, he appeared in 45 games for the Texas Stars, Dallas’s AHL affiliate. When the NHL reopened for business, the first-year pro broke camp with the varsity.
This year, Smith could do the same with his new employer.
“So far, so good,” said Smith, who came to the Bruins in the Tyler Seguin trade. “You never know what to expect when you join a new organization. But it’s been better than I could have ever imagined.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.