Rick Smith
Position Defenceman
Shot Left
5 ft 11 in (0 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
Teams Boston Bruins
California Golden Seals
Minnesota Fighting Saints (WHA)
St. Louis Blues
Detroit Red Wings
Washington Capitals
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born June 29 1948 (1948-06-29) (age 72),
Kingston, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 7th overall, 1966
Boston Bruins
Pro Career 1968 – 1981

Rick Smith (born June 29, 1948 in Kingston, Ontario) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing Career[edit | edit source]

Smith was originally drafted by the Boston Bruins in the second round (7th overall) in the 1966 NHL Amateur Draft from the Hamilton Red Wings. He played in Boston from 1968–69 to 1971–72. Boston traded him in 1972 to the California Golden Seals. He played there until the end of the next season (1972–73) when he left the NHL for the World Hockey Association (WHA). He played for the Minnesota Fighting Saints. In 1975–76 Smith returned to the NHL to play for the St. Louis Blues. He would remain with the Blues until the 1976–77 NHL season when he returned to the Boston Bruins. In 1980 Rick Smith would leave Boston to play one more NHL season split between the Detroit Red Wings (11 games) and the Washington Capitals (40 games). He won the Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins in 1970.

NHL Career Stats[edit | edit source]

  • Playoff games played: 78
  • Playoff goals: 3
  • Playoff assists: 23
  • Playoff points: 26
  • Playoff penalty minutes: 73

WHA Career Stats[edit | edit source]

  • Regular season games played: 200
  • Regular season goals: 20
  • Regular season assists: 89
  • Regular season points: 109
  • Regular season penalty minutes: 260
  • Playoff games played: 23
  • Playoff goals: 2
  • Playoff assists: 8
  • Playoff points: 10
  • Playoff penalty minutes: 28

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