Don Smith (ice hockey, born 1887)

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Don Smith
Don Smith, Renfrew Hockey Club.jpg
Don Smith with the Renfrew Creamery Kings
Born (1887-06-04)June 4, 1887
Cornwall, ON, CAN
Died May 13, 1959(1959-05-13) (aged 71)
Height 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st 6 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1904–1920

Donald John Smith (June 4, 1887[1] – May 13, 1959) was a Canadian professional ice hockey player who played for the Montreal Canadiens, Montreal Shamrocks, Montreal Wanderers and Renfrew Creamery Kings.

Playing career[edit]

Smith played senior amateur hockey for his hometown Cornwall, Ontario club in the Federal Amateur Hockey League from 1904 until 1907. He became a professional with Portage la Prairie, Manitoba of the Manitoba Professional Hockey League (MPHL) in 1907–08. He returned to Ontario the following season, playing for St. Catharines, Ontario and Toronto in the Ontario Professional Hockey League (OPHL). In 1909–10, he joined the Montreal Shamrocks of the National Hockey Association (NHA). He played in 1910–11 for Renfrew Creamery Kings before joining the Victoria Aristocrats of the Pacific Coast Hockey Association (PCHA) for a season. He returned the following season (1912–13) to the Montreal Canadiens and played for the Canadiens until 1915, when he was traded to the Montreal Wanderers. Smith left the league at the conclusion of the 1915–16 NHA season to serve in World War I. Upon his return, in 1919–20, Smith re-joined the Montreal Canadiens, now in the National Hockey League, for one last year of professional hockey.

Transactions[edit]

  • Signed as a free agent by St. Catharines (OPHL), December 8, 1908.
  • Signed as a free agent by Toronto (OPHL) after St. Catharines (OPHL) folded, January 22, 1909.
  • Signed as a free agent by Trenton (EOPHL), December 22, 1910.
  • Signed by Renfrew (NHA) after jumping contract with Trenton (EOPHL), December 27, 1910.
  • Claimed by Montreal Wanderers (NHA) in Dispersal Draft of Renfrew (NHA) players, November 12, 1911.
  • Signed by Victoria (PCHA) after jumping contract with Montreal Wanderers (NHA), December, 1911.
  • Signed as a free agent by Montreal Canadiens (NHA), November 26, 1912.
  • Traded to Montreal Wanderers by Montreal Canadiens for cash, February 2, 1915.
  • Rights not retained by Montreal Wanderers after NHA folded, November 26, 1917.
  • Signed as a free agent by Montreal, December 11, 1919.
Source

"Players - NHL.com". Retrieved 2008-09-16. [dead link]

References[edit]

  1. ^ His birth date is often listed in 1888. He listed Date of Birth as June 3, 1888, when he joined the military. Ontario birth records show he was born one year earlier.

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