Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Don Smith
Born in Cornwall, Ontario, Don Smith went on to play Senior hockey in his hometown for three years before making stops in Portage la Prairie before turning pro in the Ontario Professional Hockey League in 1908. Smith switched teams in each of the next three years with stints with the Montreal Shamrocks, the Renfrew Creamery Kings and the Victoria Aristocrats before settling in Montreal for good in 1912.

Smith was halfway through his third season with the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey Association when the club sold his rights to the cross-town rival Montreal Wanderers during the 1914-15 season. After playing one full season with the Wanderers Smith's career was put on hold while he served his country.

During the three years Smith served in the military the NHA folded and a new circuit, the National Hockey League was formed. Smith returned to hockey in 1919 when he was signed by his former club, the Montreal Canadiens.

Smith, a forward who played both left wing and centre suited up for 10 games for Les Habitants and scored one goal. His first season in the NHL was also his last as a player. Don Smith retired in 1920.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1904-05 Cornwall Hockey Club FAHL 7 4 0 4
1905-06 Cornwall Hockey Club FAHL 5 2 0 2
1906-07 Cornwall Hockey Club FAHL 9 16 0 16
1907-08 Portage-la-Prairie MHL-Pro 14 19 0 19
1908-09 St. Catharines Pros OPHL 6 10 0 10 12
1908-09 Toronto Professionals OPHL 8 11 0 11 15
1909-10 Montreal Shamrocks CHA 3 7 0 7 3
1909-10 Montreal Shamrocks NHA 12 14 0 14 58
1909-10 Montreal ACB MCHL 7 6 0 6
1910-11 Renfrew Hockey Club NHA 16 26 0 26 49
1911-12 Victoria Aristocrats PCHA 16 19 0 19 22
1912-13 Montreal Canadiens NHA 20 19 0 19 52
1913-14 Montreal Canadiens NHA 20 18 10 28 18 2 1 0 1 7
1914-15 Montreal Canadiens NHA 11 2 5 7 18
1914-15 Montreal Wanderers NHA 8 4 3 7 21 2 1 0 1 12
1915-16 Montreal Wanderers NHA 23 14 2 16 56
1916-17
1917-18
1918-19
1919-20 Montreal Canadiens NHL 12 1 0 1 6
NHL Totals 12 1 0 1 6


Signed as a free agent by St. Catharines (OPHL), December 8, 1908. Signed as a free agent by Toronto (OPHL) after St. Catharines (OPHL) folded, January 22, 1909. Signed as a free agent by Trenton (EOPHL), December 22, 1910. Signed by Renfrew (NHA) after jumping contract with Trenton (EOPHL), December 27, 1910. Claimed by Mtl. Wanderers (NHA) in Dispersal Draft of Renfrew (NHA) players, November 12, 1911. Signed by Victoria (PCHA) after jumping contract with Mtl. Wanderers (NHA), December, 1911. Signed as a free agent by Montreal (NHA), November 26, 1912. Traded to Mtl. Wanderers (NHA) by Montreal (NHA) for cash, February 2, 1915. Rights not retained by Mtl. Wanderers after NHA folded, November 26, 1917. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, December 11, 1919.
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