Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Steve Smith
After playing his junior hockey with the London Knights, Steve Smith was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft. After parts of three seasons in the AHL, Smith became an NHL regular during the 1985-86 season.

Smith joined the Oilers for the majority of the 1985-86 season and stayed in the NHL for good in 1986. Smith who was towering defenseman with the Oilers enjoyed some great times in Edmonton, capturing his first of three Stanley Cups. Known more for his play in his own end, Smith also had an offensive aspect to his game. During the 1987-88 season, Smith tallied 55 points (12-43-55) while amassing 286 penalty minutes and helping the Oilers capture yet another Stanley Cup.

Over the course of the next few seasons, Smith continued his strong play at both ends of the ice, capturing his third Stanley Cup with the team in 1990. Smith went on to play one more season in Edmonton before being acquired by the Chicago Blackhawks prior to the 1991-92 season. The three-time Stanley Cup champion had an immediate impact with Chicago, helping reach the Stanley Cup

In 1992-93, Smith established a career high for points with 57 (10-47-57)and he went on to play four more seasons in the Windy City before injuries limited him to a mere 21 regular season games in 1996-97. After not playing during the 1997-98 season, Smith returned to the NHL in 1998-99 as a member of the Calgary Flames. Smith played three seasons with the Flames, however during his last two seasons Smith was continuously plagued by injury and he was limited to 33 games.

Other than his three Stanley Cups wins with Edmonton, Steve Smith played in the 1991 NHL All-Star Game, and was a member of Team Canada at the 1991 Canada Cup.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1979-80 Fergus Green Machine ON-Jr.D 23 10 14 24 40
1980-81 London Knights OMJHL 62 4 12 16 141
1981-82 London Knights OHL 58 10 36 46 207 4 1 2 3 13
1982-83 London Knights OHL 50 6 35 41 133 3 1 0 1 10
1982-83 Moncton Alpines AHL 2 0 0 0 0
1983-84 Brantford Alexanders OHL 7 1 1 2 0
1983-84 Moncton Alpines AHL 64 1 8 9 176
1984-85 Edmonton Oilers NHL 2 0 0 0 2 -2
1984-85 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 68 2 28 30 161 5 0 3 3 40
1985-86 Edmonton Oilers NHL 55 4 20 24 166 +30 6 0 1 1 14
1985-86 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 4 0 2 2 11
1986-87 Edmonton Oilers NHL 62 7 15 22 165 +11 15 1 3 4 45
1987-88 Edmonton Oilers NHL 79 12 43 55 286 +40 19 1 11 12 55
1988-89 Edmonton Oilers NHL 35 3 19 22 97 +5 7 2 2 4 20
1989-90 Edmonton Oilers NHL 75 7 34 41 171 +6 22 5 10 15 37
1990-91 Edmonton Oilers NHL 77 13 41 54 193 +14 18 1 2 3 45
1991-92 Canada Can-Cup 8 0 1 1 30
1991-92 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 76 9 21 30 304 +23 18 1 11 12 16
1992-93 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 78 10 47 57 214 +12 4 0 0 0 10
1993-94 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 57 5 22 27 174 -5
1994-95 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 48 1 12 13 128 +6 16 0 1 1 26
1995-96 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 37 0 9 9 71 +12 6 0 0 0 16
1996-97 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 21 0 0 0 29 +4 3 0 0 0 4
1997-98 Calgary Flames NHLMGNT
1998-99 Calgary Flames NHL 69 1 14 15 80 +3
1999-00 Calgary Flames NHL 20 0 4 4 42 -13
2000-01 Calgary Flames NHL 13 0 2 2 17 -2
NHL Totals 804 72 303 375 2139 134 11 41 52 288


Played in NHL All-Star Game (1991) Traded to Chicago by Edmonton for Dave Manson and Chicago's 3rd round choice (Kirk Maltby) in 1992 Entry Draft, October 2, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, August 17, 1998.
Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to neck injury vs. Los Angeles, January 12, 2000.
Officially announced his retirement, December 7, 2000.