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Al Smith
Al Smith
Goaltender
Number: 30
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 200
Catches:
Born: Nov 10, 1945
Birthplace: Toronto, ON, Canada
Acquired: Claimed by Detroit from Pittsburgh in Intra-League Draft on June 8, 1971.
Known as "The Bear," Al Smith was a big goalie who began his junior career in Toronto with the Marlboros of the OHA in 1964. After another season in junior, he was called up to the Maple Leafs where he made his NHL debut. The next season, Smith played one game as a Leaf and then moved on to three different teams in the WHL. After a successful season with the CHL's Tulsa Oilers, Smith rejoined the Leafs and played in the 1968 NHL All-Star Game.

He was then sent back down and was eventually claimed by the Penguins in the Intra-League Draft of 1969. Smith became a fan favourite in Pittsburgh as an aggressive player always helping teammates during a skirmish. After two seasons as a Penguin, the Red Wings claimed Smith once again, though he played only the 1971-72 season before heading to the WHA's New England Whalers.

After three seasons in the WHA, Smith made his return to the NHL with the Buffalo Sabres, where he played from 1975 to 1977. He then returned to the Whalers of the WHA and led the league in wins and goals against for the 1977-78 season, winning the Ben Hatskin Trophy as the league's top goaltender. He was also named to the first all-star team. When the Whalers became an NHL team in 1979-80, Smith went along for the ride. He was traded to the Colorado Rockies in 1980 and retired from the game after the 1980-81 season.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 49 36 9 4 161 110 76
2 FLA 51 31 15 5 141 112 67
3 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
4 NYR 51 28 18 5 146 132 61
5 BOS 51 27 18 6 149 136 60
6 NYI 49 26 17 6 134 121 58
7 DET 51 25 18 8 125 130 58
8 NJD 52 26 20 6 117 118 58
9 PIT 50 25 18 7 129 128 57
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 49 23 18 8 117 128 54
12 MTL 52 24 24 4 137 141 52
13 OTT 52 23 23 6 142 164 52
14 TOR 50 19 22 9 116 134 47
15 BUF 52 21 26 5 119 137 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 50 17 18 23 35
H. Zetterberg 51 9 25 2 34
T. Tatar 50 14 16 -3 30
G. Nyquist 51 14 13 -4 27
J. Abdelkader 51 14 12 -4 26
P. Datsyuk 36 6 18 10 24
M. Green 45 3 17 -8 20
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
D. DeKeyser 47 6 8 10 14
R. Sheahan 50 7 6 -15 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 18 10 4 .931 2.06
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89