Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Floyd Smith
Floyd Smith began his hockey career in the OHA with the Galt Black Hawks in 1952-53 season. He signed with the Boston Bruins and made his NHL debut in the 1954-55 season playing three games. Smith spent the next season with the team's AHL affiliate Hershey Bears and then split the next season in the AHL and NHL after being traded to the Rangers.

After three seasons in the minors, Smith was called up to Broadway to play 29 games for the Rangers, but he was still sent back to the AHL after this stint. He was claimed by the Re Wings in the Intra-League Draft of 1962 but once again split time in both leagues before playing his first full season in the NHL in 1964-65. Smith spent two more seasons in Detroit before being traded to the Leafs during the 1967-68 season. Two more seasons would go by before he was dealt one last time, to the Sabres in 1970. He finished his playing career in the next season.

Smith took over Buffalo's coaching duties from Punch Imlach in the 1971-72 season for one game before taking over the coaching position of their minor league team in Cincinnati. He made his way back to the Sabres' bench in the 1974-75 season, guiding the team to the Stanley Cup finals. The Flyers' netminder Bernie Parent put an end to their run as Philadelphia took the Cup from Buffalo. Smith was the head coach until 1977 when he moved on to Toronto to coach the Leafs for the 1979-80 season. He then went on to become a scout for the team, then chief scout and eventually the general manager from 1989 to 1991.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1952-53 Galt Black Hawks OHA-Jr. 6 0 1 1 0
1952-53 Inkerman Rockets OVHL
1953-54 Ottawa Eastviews OCJHL
1953-54 Ottawa Eastviews M-Cup 12 8 9 17 0
1954-55 Galt Black Hawks OHA-Jr. 46 29 40 69 60 4 1 4 5 0
1954-55 Boston Bruins NHL 3 0 1 1 0
1955-56 Hershey Bears AHL 49 10 19 29 31
1956-57 Boston Bruins NHL 23 0 0 0 6
1956-57 Hershey Bears AHL 41 12 25 37 32 6 0 1 1 8
1957-58 Springfield Indians AHL 70 25 50 75 60 13 2 11 13 4
1958-59 Springfield Indians AHL 68 25 32 57 34
1959-60 Springfield Indians AHL 71 31 51 82 26 10 1 5 6 10
1960-61 New York Rangers NHL 29 5 9 14 0
1960-61 Springfield Indians AHL 40 19 27 46 26
1961-62 Springfield Indians AHL 69 41 36 77 19 11 0 4 4 2
1962-63 Detroit Red Wings NHL 51 9 17 26 10 11 2 3 5 4
1962-63 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 16 8 7 15 6
1963-64 Detroit Red Wings NHL 52 18 13 31 22 14 4 3 7 4
1963-64 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 21 14 17 31 14
1964-65 Detroit Red Wings NHL 67 16 29 45 44 7 1 3 4 4
1965-66 Detroit Red Wings NHL 66 21 28 49 20 12 5 2 7 4
1966-67 Detroit Red Wings NHL 54 11 14 25 8
1966-67 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 13 5 9 14 10
1967-68 Detroit Red Wings NHL 57 18 21 39 14 +4
1967-68 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 6 6 1 7 0 +7
1968-69 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 64 15 19 34 22 +14 4 0 0 0 0
1969-70 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 61 4 14 18 13 -3
1970-71 Buffalo Sabres NHL 77 6 11 17 46 -12
1971-72 Buffalo Sabres NHL 6 0 1 1 2 -3
NHL Totals 616 129 178 307 207 48 12 11 23 16


AHL Second All-Star Team (1960, 1962) Signed to a three-game amateur tryout contract by Boston during 1954-55 season. Signed as a free agent by Boston, August 23, 1955. Traded to Springfield (AHL) by Boston to complete transaction that sent Don Simmons to Boston (January 22, 1957), June, 1957. Claimed by Detroit from NY Rangers in Intra-League Draft, June 5, 1962. Traded to Toronto by Detroit with Norm Ullman, Paul Henderson and Doug Barrie for Frank Mahovlich, Pete Stemkowski, Garry Unger and the rights to Carl Brewer, March 3, 1968. Traded to Buffalo by Toronto with Brent Imlach for cash, August 31, 1970.
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