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Smith, Bill
New York Islanders
1981-82

BILLY SMITH became the first New York Islanders goalie to capture a major NHL trophy when he won the VEZINA TROPHY as the top netminder in 1981-82. SMITH led the Isles to a first place overall finish and the club's third straight Stanley Cup. The back-up goaltender for Canada at the 1981 Canada Cup, "Battlin' Billy" posted an NHL best 32-9-4 record while helping the Islanders set club records for wins (54) and points in a season (118). 1981 Canada Cup starter Grant Fuhr of Edmonton finished second in VEZINA voting.



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