Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Doug Smail
An all-American at the University of North Dakota, Doug Smail was an outstanding collegiate player. He was named to the NCAA Championships all-tournament team in 1980 as well as being awarded the tournament's MVP.

Smail signed with the Winnipeg Jets as a free agent in 1980 and remained a Jet for ten years. He made his NHL debut in the 1980-81 season and had his finest season in point production in 1984-85 collecting 66 points.

After Smail played in the NHL All-Star Game in 1990, the Jets traded him to the Minnesota North Stars where he finished out the 1990-91 season and signed with the Quebec Nordiques as a free agent. The upstart Ottawa Senators came calling in their inaugural season of 1992-93 and signed Smail as a free agent. He left the NHL after this year.

Smail moved to Britain where he played for three more seasons before retiring from the game in 1996.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1975-76 Moose Jaw Canucks SJHL 58 47 40 87
1976-77 Moose Jaw Canucks SJHL 56 45 61 106
1977-78 University of North Dakota WCHA 38 22 28 50 52
1978-79 University of North Dakota WCHA 35 24 34 58 46
1979-80 University of North Dakota WCHA 40 43 44 87 70
1980-81 Winnipeg Jets NHL 30 10 8 18 45 -7
1981-82 Winnipeg Jets NHL 72 17 18 35 55 -22 4 0 0 0 0
1982-83 Winnipeg Jets NHL 80 15 29 44 32 0 3 0 0 0 6
1983-84 Winnipeg Jets NHL 66 20 17 37 62 -5 3 0 1 1 7
1984-85 Winnipeg Jets NHL 80 31 35 66 45 +12 8 2 1 3 4
1985-86 Winnipeg Jets NHL 73 16 26 42 32 -10 3 1 0 1 0
1986-87 Winnipeg Jets NHL 78 25 18 43 36 +18 10 4 0 4 10
1987-88 Winnipeg Jets NHL 71 15 16 31 34 +5 5 1 0 1 22
1988-89 Winnipeg Jets NHL 47 14 15 29 52 +12
1989-90 Winnipeg Jets NHL 79 25 24 49 63 +15 5 1 0 1 0
1990-91 Winnipeg Jets NHL 15 1 2 3 10 -6
1990-91 Minnesota North Stars NHL 57 7 13 20 38 -2 1 0 0 0 0
1991-92 Quebec Nordiques NHL 46 10 18 28 47 -11
1992-93 Ottawa Senators NHL 51 4 10 14 51 -34
1992-93 San Diego Gulls IHL 9 2 1 3 20 9 3 2 5 20
1993-94 Fife Flyers BH-Cup 5 3 6 9 40
1993-94 Fife Flyers Britain 41 62 80 142 66 7 9 9 18 8
1994-95 Cardiff Devils Britain 3 2 5 7 2
1994-95 Fife Flyers Britain 15 20 9 29 26 6 5 9 14 12
1995-96 Cardiff Devils Britain 16 12 14 26 14 6 3 5 8 10
NHL Totals 845 210 249 459 602 42 9 2 11 49


NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1980)
NCAA Championship Tournament MVP (1980 Played in NHL All-Star Game (1990)
Signed as a free agent by Winnipeg, May 22, 1980.
Missed majority of 1980-81 due to jaw injury vs. Hartford, January 10, 1981. Traded to Minnesota by Winnipeg for Don Barber, November 7, 1990. Signed as a free agent by Quebec, August 30, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, August 30, 1992.
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