Ty Smith has been named the WHL Western Conference Defenseman of the Year

Smith is also a nominee for the Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy, which goes to the WHL Defenceman of the Year. The winner of that award will be announced on Tuesday, May 19. He ranked fourth among WHL rearguards in scoring with 59 points (19 goals, 40 assists) in 46 games with Spokane in 2019-20. The New Jersey Devils selected Smith with the 17th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.