Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gord Smith
Gord Smith played for a handful of teams from 1968 to 1974 without getting a shot at the NHL. Although he signed with the L.A. Kings in 1970 as a free agent he never played a game for them.

While in the minors, Smith collected several accolades, including being named to the EHL North first all-star team in both 1971 and '72 and the AHL first all-star team in 1974. He was awarded the Eddie Shore Award as the AHL's outstanding defenceman the same year. Smith was claimed by the Capitals in the Expansion Draft of 1974 and saw his first NHL action in the 1974-75 season.

After two seasons of being up and down with the Caps, Smith stayed with the club for the next few seasons, returning to the AHL in 1978-79 while splitting time with Washington. Smith was then claimed by the Winnipeg Jets in yet another expansion draft, in 1979, but played only 13 games for the team. Although traded to the Rangers in 1980, Smith finished his career in the AHL in 1983.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1967-68 Brockville Braves ON-Jr.A
1968-69 Cornwall Royals MMJHL
1969-70 New Haven Blades EHL 72 4 20 24 92 11 0 3 3 36
1969-70 Omaha Knights CHL 5 0 0 0 8
1970-71 New Haven Blades EHL 73 7 24 31 253 14 1 5 6 66
1971-72 New Haven Blades EHL 74 3 33 36 188 7 1 5 6 18
1972-73 Springfield Kings AHL 72 3 29 32 134
1973-74 Springfield Kings AHL 75 13 54 67 118
1974-75 Washington Capitals NHL 63 3 8 11 56 -56
1974-75 Richmond Robins AHL 15 1 4 5 23
1975-76 Washington Capitals NHL 25 1 2 3 28 -22
1975-76 Richmond Robins AHL 50 2 13 15 80 8 0 4 4 28
1976-77 Washington Capitals NHL 79 1 12 13 92 -27
1977-78 Washington Capitals NHL 80 4 7 11 78 -20
1978-79 Washington Capitals NHL 39 0 1 1 22 -7
1978-79 Hershey Bears AHL 33 1 16 17 54 4 0 2 2 6
1979-80 Winnipeg Jets NHL 13 0 0 0 8 -5
1979-80 Tulsa Oilers CHL 64 5 16 21 55 3 0 0 0 2
1980-81 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 58 1 11 12 94 4 0 0 0 2
1981-82 Springfield Indians AHL 80 4 12 16 80
1982-83 Maine Mariners AHL 35 0 8 8 49 17 0 3 3 21
NHL Totals 299 9 30 39 284


Brother of Billy
EHL North First All-Star Team (1971, 1972)
AHL First All-Star Team (1974)
Eddie Shore Award (AHL - Outstanding Defenseman) (1974)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1976)
CHL Second All-Star Team (1980)
Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, May 22, 1970. Claimed by Washington from Los Angeles in Expansion Draft, June 12, 1974. Claimed by Winnipeg from Washington in Expansion Draft, June 13, 1979. Traded to NY Rangers by Winnipeg for cash, August 6, 1980.