Rick Smith (ice hockey)

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Rick Smith
Rick Smith of 1970 Bruins.jpg
Born (1948-06-29) June 29, 1948 (age 66)
Kingston, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Boston Bruins
California Golden Seals
Minnesota Fighting Saints (WHA)
St. Louis Blues
Detroit Red Wings
Washington Capitals
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 7th overall, 1966
Boston Bruins
Playing career 1968–1981

Richard Allan Smith (born June 29, 1948) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. He played from 1968 until 1981 in the National Hockey League (NHL) and the World Hockey Association (WHA). He was a member of the 1970 Boston Bruins Stanley Cup champions.

Playing career[edit]

Smith was originally drafted by the Boston Bruins in the second round (7th overall) in the 1966 NHL Amateur Draft. He played in Boston from 1968–69 to 1971–72. Boston traded him in 1972 to the California Golden Seals of the NHL. He played there until the end of the next season (1972–73) when he left the NHL for the World Hockey Association (WHA) and played for the Minnesota Fighting Saints. In 1975–76 Smith returned to the NHL to play for the St. Louis Blues. He would remain with the Blues until the 1976–77 NHL season when he returned to the Boston Bruins. In 1980 Rick Smith would leave Boston to play one more NHL season split between the Detroit Red Wings (11 games) and the Washington Capitals (40 games). He won the Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins in 1970. Rick Smith was a steady defenseman, not a scorer but a reliable part of talented teams. An important part of winning Bruin teams who worked hard in every game he participated in.

Career Statistics[edit]

 Season   Team   League  Regular Season Playoffs
  GP     G     A    Pts   PIM    GP     G     A    Pts   PIM 
1965-66 Hamilton Red Wings OHA 47 2 16 18 60
1966-67 Hamilton Red Wings OHA 48 2 17 19 74
1967-68 Hamilton Red Wings OHA 49 5 36 41 123
1968-69 Boston Bruins NHL 48 0 5 5 29 9 0 0 0 6
1968-69 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 19 5 10 15 37
1969-70 Boston Bruins NHL 69 2 8 10 65 14 1 3 4 17
1970-71 Boston Bruins NHL 67 4 19 23 44 6 0 0 0 0
1971-72 Boston Bruins NHL 61 2 12 14 46
1971-72 California Golden Seals NHL 17 1 4 5 26
1972-73 California Golden Seals NHL 64 9 24 33 77
1973-74 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 71 10 28 38 98 11 0 1 1 22
1974-75 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 78 9 29 38 112 12 2 7 9 6
1975-76 St. Louis Blues NHL 24 1 7 8 18 3 0 1 1 4
1975-76 Minnesota Fighting Saints WHA 51 1 32 33 50
1976-77 Kansas City Blues CHL 7 1 6 7 11
1976-77 St. Louis Blues NHL 18 0 1 1 6
1976-77 Boston Bruins NHL 46 6 16 22 30 14 0 9 9 14
1977-78 Boston Bruins NHL 79 7 29 36 69 15 1 5 6 18
1978-79 Boston Bruins NHL 65 7 18 25 46 11 0 4 4 12
1979-80 Boston Bruins NHL 78 8 18 26 62 6 1 1 2 2
1980-81 Detroit Red Wings NHL 11 0 2 2 6
1980-81 Washington Capitals NHL 40 5 4 9 36
WHA Totals 200 20 89 109 260 23 2 8 10 28
NHL Totals 687 52 167 219 560 78 3 23 26 73

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