Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Alex Smart
Alex Smart, a left-winger who briefly played in the National Hockey League with the Montreal Canadiens was born in Brandon, Manitoba on May 29th, 1918. Smart was in the midst of his fifth season of Senior Hockey with the Montreal Sr. Canadiens when he got the call from the cities NHL club.

Smart signed with the Canadiens and made an immediate impression when he took to the ice for his first NHL game on January 14th 1943. Smart scored three goals against the Chicago Black Hawks setting an NHL record that yet to be eclipsed. Despite his highly successful debut, Smart only contributed two goals and two assists over the next seven games and was returned to Senior hockey.

Smart played seven more seasons of Senior hockey without ever returning to the NHL. He continued to show the scoring touch that made such a splash in his pro debut piling up points with five of the seven seasons with a point-a-game or more highlighted by his 1947-48 campaign where he put up 28 goals and 66 points in just 47 games with the Ottawa Senators.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1935-36 Portage Terriers MJHL 16 10 4 14 4 6 9 6 15 2
1936-37 Portage Terriers MJHL 16 15 4 19 10 4 0 2 2 6
1937-38 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Sr. 12 12 11 23 10 6 4 8 12 9
1938-39 Verdun Maple Leafs MCHL 22 6 9 15 18 2 1 1 2 4
1939-40 Verdun Maple Leafs MCHL 21 8 9 17 13 8 7 1 8 9
1940-41 Montreal Sr. Canadiens MCHL 33 7 15 22 21
1941-42 Montreal Sr. Canadiens QSHL 36 15 6 21 40 6 4 4 8 4
1942-43 Montreal Sr. Canadiens QSHL 23 12 11 23 8
1942-43 Montreal Canadiens NHL 8 5 2 7 0
1943-44 Montreal Royals QSHL 20 9 14 23 9 5 4 3 7 2
1943-44 Montreal Vickers MCHL 10 8 13 21 12
1944-45 Montreal Royals QSHL 24 19 19 38 12 7 2 3 5 2
1945-46 Montreal Royals QSHL 37 16 24 40 33 11 5 5 10 6
1946-47 Ottawa Senators QSHL 38 14 21 35 26 9 1 6 7 4
1947-48 Ottawa Senators QSHL 47 28 38 66 11 12 2 8 10 6
1947-48 Ottawa Senators Al-Cup 10 4 7 11 2
1948-49 Ottawa Senators QSHL 40 14 27 41 29 11 3 4 5 6
1948-49 Ottawa Senators Al-Cup 14 1 4 5 2
1949-50 Ottawa Senators QSHL 28 8 12 20 28 7 0 3 3 12
1950-51 Eastview St. Charles OVHL
NHL Totals 8 5 2 7 0


Signed as a free agent by Montreal, February 1, 1943.