Lucas Smith, 24, a member of the Dells Ducks junior hockey team Bush Cup Championship team in 2013-14 and the USP3HL National Championship team in 2014-15 scored his first professional goal on Tuesday.
After graduating from Post University this past spring, Smith signed with EHC Basel in the MSL – a Swiss professional league.
He joined the team for its final six pre-season games and has suited up for six of the team’s eight regular season games so far. After dropping its first three games, Basel has posted a record of 3-1-1 in its past five.
Smith hit the game sheet for the first time Tuesday as the Basel picked up a 5-1 win at EC Chur to snap its latest two-game losing skid.
Smith is one of five former Ducks players currently playing professional hockey on teams in Switzerland, Sweden and Finland.