Sid Smith (ice hockey)

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Sid Smith
Sid Smith 1950s.jpg
Smith in the 1950s
Born (1925-07-11)July 11, 1925
Toronto, ON, CAN
Died April 29, 2004(2004-04-29) (aged 78)
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 177 lb (80 kg; 12 st 9 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for AHL
Pittsburgh Hornets
NHL
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1946–1958

Sidney James Smith (July 11, 1925 – April 29, 2004) was a National Hockey League left winger who played with the Toronto Maple Leafs for 12 seasons. He was the Leafs team captain from 1955 to 1956.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Toronto, Ontario, and attended De La Salle College, Smith began his career in minor leagues in Toronto and later with the Oshawa Generals in the Ontario Hockey League. He attended Essex School and resided at 1 Burnfield Avenue in the village of Seaton.

Having played 45 games in two championship seasons for the Maple Leafs, he spent most of the 1948–49 season in the AHL with the Pittsburgh Hornets before he was called back to Toronto. After playing just one regular season game Smith scored a hat-trick in Game 2 on the Stanley Cup finals to help Toronto to a four-games sweep of the Detroit Red Wings.

Smith had six consecutive seasons with 20 or more goals, a distinction held by the great Gordie Howe.

Smith retired in the 1957–1958 season and later became a player-coach with the Whitby Dunlops, a senior team in the Ontario Hockey Association in 1957.[1]

Smith played 601 regular season games scoring 186 goals and 183 assists for 369 points. In 44 play-off games, he scored 17 goals and 10 assists for 27 points.

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Preceded by
Ted Kennedy
Toronto Maple Leafs captain
1955–56
Succeeded by
Jimmy Thomson
Preceded by
Red Kelly
Winner of the Lady Byng Trophy
1952
Succeeded by
Red Kelly
Preceded by
Red Kelly
Winner of the Lady Byng Trophy
1955
Succeeded by
Earl Reibel