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.