Harry Smith
Position Center
Shoots left
5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
165 lb (75 kg)
Teams Halifax Crescents
Ottawa Senators
Toronto Tecumsehs
Waterloo Colts
Cobalt Silver Kings
Haileybury Comets
Montreal Wanderers
Toronto Pros
Pittsburgh Bankers
Winnipeg Maple Leafs
Nationality Canadian
Born December 29, 1883,
Ottawa, Ontario
Died  ? 1953,
Pro Career 1905 – 1914

Harry (Harold) Henry Smith (born December 29, 1883 in Ottawa, Ontario - 1953) was a professional ice hockey player who played 98 games in various professional and amateur leagues, including the National Hockey Association and Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association. Amongst the teams he for played with were the Cobalt Silver Kings, Toronto Tecumsehs, Ottawa Senators, and Montreal Wanderers. He was a member of the famous 'Ottawa Silver Seven from 1905 - 1907. His brothers Alf and Tommy also played ice hockey.

Playing careerEdit

Harry Smith first played senior-level hockey with the Ottawa Aberdeens of the CAHL (Intermediate) league in 1901. He played for Arnprior of the Upper Ottawa Valley Hockey League before joining Smiths Falls of the Southern Ontario Hockey Association. He played two seasons with Smiths Falls before returning home to play in Ottawa with the Ottawa Hockey Club, already the Stanley Cup champion. He played two seasons with the Silver Seven with his brother Alf who was playing-coach. In the 1905–06 season, Alf, Harry and brother Tommy all played for the Silver Seven, occasionally playing together on one line.

He became a professional player in 1907–08 with the Pittsburgh Bankers of the Western Pennsylvania Hockey League (WPHL). In 1908-09 he was a 'for hire' player playing for the Bankers, Toronto Pros (OPHL), Haileybury Comets (TPHL) and Montreal Wanderers (ECHA), where he was member of their 1909 Stanley Cup challenge championship squad, although the team did not hold the Cup at the end of the season.

He remained on the move from 1910 onwards, playing for the Cobalt Silver Kings and the Comets in the National Hockey Association premier season. He moved on to the Waterloo Colts of the OPHL in 1911, the Schreiber Colts in 1912, before returning to the NHA with the Toronto Tecumsehs. He returned to Ottawa in 1913–14, playing two games with the Ottawa Hockey Club (now known as the Senators) before ending his career with the Halifax Crescents of the Maritime Professional Hockey League (MPHL).

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