Sunday, June 17, 2016

By Lee Samuels

At a brunch with media coach Rob Pallin of Las Vegas today said he signed Texas goal scorer Austin Smith who scored 36 goals for Colgate in his senior year and had 44 goals last winter for the Ravensburg Towerstars in the German ll League. Austin, 5’11, 181, will report to coach Rob’s HF Innsbruck club which plays in the Austrian Elite League. Camp begins in early August.

Smith, 27, was a 5th-round pick of the NHL Dallas Stars.

“He is a very fast player, shoots the puck extremely well and competes very hard,” Pallin said.

Pallin departs for Austria on July 28. He has several other player signings to announce.  HF Innsbruck plays home games at the 7,212 seat Olympic World complex.