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.