Steve Smith (ice hockey, born April 4, 1963)

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Steve Smith
Born (1963-04-04) April 4, 1963 (age 57)
Trenton, Ontario
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Philadelphia Flyers
Buffalo Sabres
NHL Draft 16th overall, 1981
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career 1982–1993

Steven Smith (born April 4, 1963) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played for the Philadelphia Flyers and Buffalo Sabres in 18 National Hockey League (NHL) games.

Playing career[edit]

Smith was drafted 16th overall in the 1st round of 1981 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers, from the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds.

Despite being drafted in the first round and being regarded as a highly rated prospect, Smith was unable to parlay his talent into an NHL career. As such, he will always be regarded as an NHL draft bust. He played most of his professional career in the minors but did play parts of 5 seasons in the NHL. He played for the Flyers (1984–85 to 1986–87) and the Buffalo Sabres (1988–89). During those 4 seasons, he played 18 games managing no goals and one assist for one point and 15 penalty minutes.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1979–80 Belleville Bobcats OPJHL 42 8 25 33 105
1979–80 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 5 0 3 3 0
1980–81 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 61 3 37 40 143 19 0 6 6 60
1981–82 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 8 0 1 1 0
1981–82 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 50 7 20 27 179 12 0 2 2 23
1982–83 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 55 11 33 44 139 16 0 8 8 28
1983–84 Springfield Indians AHL 70 4 25 29 77 4 0 0 0 0
1984–85 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 0 0 7
1984–85 Springfield Indians AHL 5 0 1 1 2
1984–85 Hershey Bears AHL 65 10 20 30 83
1985–86 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 0 0 2
1985–86 Hershey Bears AHL 49 1 11 12 96 16 2 4 6 43
1986–87 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 2 0 0 0 6
1986–87 Hershey Bears AHL 66 11 26 37 191 5 0 2 2 8
1987–88 Hershey Bears AHL 66 10 19 29 132 12 2 10 12 35
1988–89 Buffalo Sabres NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1988–89 Rochester Americans AHL 48 2 12 14 79
1989–90 Rochester Americans AHL 42 3 15 18 107 17 0 5 5 27
1990–91 Rochester Americans AHL 37 2 4 6 74 5 0 0 0 4
1991–92 Rochester Americans AHL 3 1 0 1 0
1991–92 EK Zell am See AUT 28 11 6 17
1992–93 EV MAK Bruneck ITA 16 6 21 27 4 4 10 6 16 0
1992–93 EV MAK Bruneck AL 30 12 24 36 20
NHL totals 17 0 1 1 15
AHL totals 451 44 133 177 841 59 4 21 25 117

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Preceded by
Mike Stothers
Philadelphia Flyers' first round draft pick
1981
Succeeded by
Ron Sutter