Barry Smith (ice hockey, born 1952)

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For the former NHL player, see Barry Smith (ice hockey b. 1955).

Barry Smith, (born August 21, 1952 in Buffalo, New York) is an American ice hockey coach. He began his coaching career in 1975 with Elmira College In 1986, Smith began a long career as an assistant and associate coach in the National Hockey League, working with the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings, Phoenix Coyotes, Brunflo IK, and Vancouver Canucks, winning five Stanley Cups along the way.[1] Smith also coached five games for the Red Wings in 1998 after head coach Scotty Bowman was unable to start the season behind the bench due to knee surgery. In 2008, he became head coach of SKA St. Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League. After being a pro scout for the Chicago Blackhawks,[2] he was the head coach of HC Lugano in Switzerland NLA. He is now the Blackhawks' Director of Player Development.[3]

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Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T Pts Finish Result
Detroit Red Wings 1998-99 5 4 1 0 8 1st in Central (returned to assistant coaching role)

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