Steve Smith (ice hockey, born in Canada)

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Steve Smith
Born (1963-04-04) April 4, 1963 (age 59)
Trenton, Ontario, Canada
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 1981–1993

Steven Smith (born April 4, 1963) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played for the Philadelphia Flyers and Buffalo Sabres in 17 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. He played his first eight NHL games in November 1981, which was ultimately the most games he played in any of his five NHL seasons. 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 and played most of his professional career in the minors. After winning the Calder Cup as a member of the Hershey Bears in 1987–88, Smith left the Flyers organization in the off-season and signed with the Calgary Flames.[1] Before playing any games with his new team he was claimed by the Buffalo Sabres in the NHL Waiver Draft[2] and saw his last NHL action early in the 1988–89 season.

Career statistics[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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1981 NHL Entry Draft -- Steve Smith". Hockey Draft Central. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  2. ^ "The 18 players selected Monday in the annual NHL..." UPI. 4 October 1988. Retrieved 26 October 2021.

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Preceded by Philadelphia Flyers' first round draft pick
1981
Succeeded by