Reilly Smith Girlfriend Turned Wife Melissa Ponte- Married Life

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After finally breaking his six-game goal drought, fans are curious to know who Reilly Smith’s girlfriend is or if he is married. 

Reilly Smith is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who was born on April 1, 1991. He currently plays and serves as an alternate captain for the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights.

Smith was born in Toronto and grew up playing hockey. He played junior hockey with St. Michael’s College School before transferring to Miami University.

With the RedHawks, he played three seasons of NCAA Division I collegiate hockey in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA).

Riley Smith Celebrating His Score
Riley Smith Celebrating His Score (Source: Instagram)

In the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Smith was picked in the third round, 69th overall, by the Dallas Stars.

He joined the Stars in 2012 and played one full season before being part of a blockbuster deal between Dallas and the Boston Bruins.

After joining Bruins, he was named the 45th annual “7th Player,” after voted by the team’s fans.

Besides, he also played for the Florida Panthers before joining his current team, the Golden Knights.

Reilly Smith Wife Melissa Ponte- Married Life

Melissa Ponte is the beautiful wife of Smith. The couple’s relationship has reportedly been traced back to 2018 or even more.

She is a 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 meters) model who is living in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The couple tied the knot sometime around August of 2020 in the beautiful venue of Casa Marina Key West, Curio Collection by Hilton.

Riley Smith With His Girlfriend Turned Wife Melissa And Their Daughter
Riley Smith With His Girlfriend Turned Wife Melissa And Their Daughter (Source: Instagram)

On 9th August 2022, the couple welcomed their beautiful daughter who they have named Isla Eve Smith.

They are constantly finding activities to do and events to attend together. Melissa is always taking their daughter to Smith’s games. 

Besides, the Smith family is raising a very cute bundle of joy, a pet dog, who they have named Hunter.

Moreover, the family of four, including their canine companion, looks very happy together.

Riley Smith Brothers Brendan And Rory Smith

Riley is the youngest child among three children of his father, Lester, and mother, Deirdre Smith. All of the three Smith siblings are into sports.

Born on February 1, 1987, Rory is the eldest among them. He is a professional lacrosse player for the Vancouver Stealth and the Victoria Shamrocks.

Rory is renowned as an enforcer, having accumulated over 1,000 penalty minutes in his amateur and professional careers.

Furthermore, his 104 penalty minutes with Orlando in 2010 set the NLL record for the most penalty minutes in a single season.

Riley Smith With Father And Brother Brendan And Rory
Riley Smith With Father And Brother Brendan And Rory (Source: Instagram)

Brendan Smith is the middle child in the Smith family, born on February 8, 1989. Like his younger brother, he too is a professional ice hockey defenseman for the New Jersey Devils.

Despite his position as a defenseman, Brendan is a versatile player who can also play forward.

He was picked 27th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and was a previous Hobey Baker Award finalist.

Brendan is married to the beautiful Samantha Lynn and the couple is blessed with two adorable children.

Bibek Dhoj Thapa
Bibek Dhoj Thapa

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