Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Carl Smith
Carl "Winky" Smith was born in the town of Cache Bay, Ontario on September 18th 1917. The diminutive winger played four years of Senior hockey then four more of minor-pro before getting his shot with the Detroit Red Wings during the 1943-44 season.

Smith got into seven games for the Wings and contributed a goal and an assist. The bulk of his season, however, was spent back in the American Hockey League, where he spent the next campaign as well.

Smith joined the United States Hockey League a few games into the 1945-46 season and was an instant success. After posting 29 goals and 67 points in 54 games he was named to the USHL First All-Star Team.

Smith spent three more years in the USHL with the Omaha Knights before retiring as a player in 1949.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1933-34 St. Michael's Buzzers ON-Jr.B
1933-34 St. Michael's Majors M-Cup 13 16 13 29 4
1934-35 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 12 9 2 11 8 3 3 1 4 4
1935-36 Oshawa Chevies TIHL 13 4 4 8 12
1936-37 Oshawa G-Men TIHL 9 3 1 4 12
1937-38 Oshawa G-Men OHA-Sr. 16 14 10 24 16 2 0 0 0 4
1938-39 Oshawa G-Men OHA-Sr. 18 12 18 30 37 7 1 4 5 6
1939-40 Detroit Holzbaugh MOHL 31 16 16 32 14 12 3 4 7 28
1940-41 St. Louis Flyers AHA 48 21 19 40 18 9 2 3 5 6
1941-42 St. Louis Flyers AHA 50 11 17 28 43 2 1 1 2 0
1942-43 New Haven Eagles AHL 31 4 12 16 13
1942-43 Buffalo Bisons AHL 22 10 12 22 8 9 2 7 9 0
1943-44 Detroit Red Wings NHL 7 1 1 2 2
1943-44 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 45 20 26 46 20 5 1 4 5 2
1944-45 St. Louis Flyers AHL 58 10 26 36 23
1945-46 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 5 0 2 2 2
1945-46 Omaha Knights USHL 54 29 38 67 33 7 3 1 4 7
1946-47 Omaha Knights USHL 56 15 21 36 20 11 8 7 15 0
1947-48 Omaha Knights USHL 38 19 34 53 2 3 1 0 1 0
1948-49 Omaha Knights USHL 61 11 33 44 36 4 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 7 1 1 2 2


Brother of Nakina
USHL First All-Star Team (1946)
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, September 28, 1939. Loaned to New Haven (AHL) by Detroit for cash, November, 1942. Loaned transferred to Buffalo (AHL) by Detroit for cash, January 21, 1943.
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