Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dale Smedsmo
Roesau, Minnesota became the hometown of Dale Smedsmo on April 23rd, 1951. Smedsmo went from Bemidji State University to the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League, an affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs who drafted him in 1971.

During his first full season with the Oilers, 1972-73, Smedsmo was called up the Toronto Maple Leafs. In four games he was held off the score sheet but managed two shots on net. It was to be his only time in the big leagues during his career.

Smedsmo spent the next two years in the minors before surfacing with the Cincinnati Stingers of the World Hockey Association. The next year the left-winger had five stops in four different leagues, beginning a journeyman run that would last until his retirement two years later in 1979.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1969-70 Roseau Rams High-MN
1970-71 Bemidji State University NAIA 24 16 5 21 52
1971-72 Bemidji State University NAIA
1971-72 Tulsa Oilers CHL 6 0 2 2 0
1972-73 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 4 0 0 0 0 0
1972-73 Tulsa Oilers CHL 64 12 18 30 185
1973-74 Tulsa Oilers CHL 63 11 15 26 214
1974-75 Saginaw Gears IHL 12 4 1 5 39
1974-75 Hampton Gulls SHL 33 12 5 17 134
1974-75 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 20 3 3 6 51 5 0 0 0 14
1975-76 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 66 8 14 22 187
1976-77 Hampton Gulls SHL 14 1 7 8 47
1976-77 New England Whalers WHA 15 2 0 2 54
1976-77 Rhode Island Reds AHL 2 0 0 0 5
1976-77 Binghamton Dusters NAPro 2 1 1 2 2
1976-77 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 23 0 5 5 43 2 0 1 1 0
1977-78 Indianapolis Racers WHA 6 0 3 3 7
1977-78 Long Beach Sharks-Rockets PHL 40 16 32 48 162
1978-79 Tucson Rustlers PHL 55 15 24 39 144
1978-79 Los Angeles Blades PHL 2 0 0 0 16
NHL Totals 4 0 0 0 0


Selected by Minnesota (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights claimed on waivers by Cincinnati (WHA) from Minnesota (WHA), September, 1975. Traded to New England (WHA) by Cincinnatti (WHA) for cash, November, 1976. Traded to Cincinnatti (WHA) by New England (WHA) for future considerations, February, 1977. Signed as a free agent by Indianapolis (WHA), March, 1978.