Stanford Smith

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Stan Smith
Stan Smith Rangers.jpg
Born (1917-08-13)August 13, 1917
Coal Creek, BC, CAN
Died November 16, 2007(2007-11-16) (aged 90)
Fernie, BC, CAN
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Center
Shot Left
Played for New York Rangers
Playing career 1938–1952

George Stanford "Stan" Smith (August 13, 1917 – November 16, 2007) was a National Hockey League player for the New York Rangers. He was born in Coal Creek, British Columbia.

He made his debut in the 1939–40 season, making him one of the first British Columbians to play in the NHL. Smith played his first NHL game in the Stanley Cup Finals for the New York Rangers, helping them win the cup. He qualified to be included on the cup, but his name was left off by mistake. NHL still credits Smith as winning one Stanley Cup. The next year he played in eight games regular season games recording three points.

Stan Smith died in 2007 in Fernie, BC, where he had resided in retirement.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ "RootsWeb: CAN-BC-OBITS-L [CAN-BC-OBITS] Fernie, BC - November 2007". Retrieved 2013-02-21. 
  2. ^ Listed as "deceased" on his profile at the New York Rangers website
  3. ^ "Former Ranger celebrates win". mundomichael. 1994-06-19. Retrieved 2013-02-21. 

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