Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Kevin Smyth
Left-winger Kevin Smyth spent parts of three seasons with the Hartford Whalers in the mid-90s. Though his big league career was fairly short, he was an explosive scorer in junior and a solid two way worker in the minors.

Born in Banff, Alberta, Smyth was chosen 79th overall by the Whalers in 1992 after a 30-goal season with the WHL's Moose Jaw Warriors. He returned to junior and notched 44 goals before seeing action in 21 games as an NHL rookie in 1993-94. Smyth spent most of his first three pro seasons in the AHL but was recalled by Hartford periodically as an injury replacement. The hard working forward joined the IHL's Orlando Solar Bears in 1996 and became a solid worker in the IHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1989-90 Caronport Cougars SMHL 18 20 37 57 15
1990-91 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 66 30 45 75 96 6 1 1 2 0
1991-92 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 71 30 55 85 84 4 1 3 4 6
1992-93 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 64 44 38 82 111
1993-94 Hartford Whalers NHL 21 3 2 5 10 -1
1993-94 Springfield Indians AHL 42 22 27 49 72 6 4 5 9 0
1994-95 Springfield Indians AHL 57 17 22 39 72
1994-95 Hartford Whalers NHL 16 1 5 6 13 -3
1995-96 Hartford Whalers NHL 21 2 1 3 8 -5
1995-96 Springfield Falcons AHL 47 15 33 48 87 10 5 5 10 8
1996-97 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 38 14 17 31 49 10 1 2 3 6
1997-98 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 43 10 5 15 59 -4 1 0 0 0 2
1998-99 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1998-99 Tacoma Sabercats WCHL 42 25 21 46 83 -2 11 7 13 20 10
NHL Totals 58 6 8 14 31


Brother of Ryan Rights transferred to Carolina after Hartford franchise relocated, June 25, 1997.
Suffered NHL career-ending eye injury in game vs. Indianapolis (IHL), December 28, 1996.