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10-28-2009, 04:18 PM
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#8- Sid Smith

 
Position: LW
Height/Weight: 5'10, 173 lbs
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Career Stats: 601 GP, 186 G, 183 A, 369 Pts, 94 PIM
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Awards: 1952 Lady Byng, 1955 Lady Byng, FAST '55, SAST '51, '52
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Top Ten Goals: '51 (4th) '52 (5th) '53 (10th) '54 (7th) '55 (4th)
Top Ten Assists: None
Top Ten Points: '51 (10th) '52 (5th) '55 (8th)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey
When Teeder Kennedy retired at the beginning of the 1955-56 season, Smith was elected the team captain, a role he filled with his quiet brand of leadership for one season before Kennedy returned to put the "C" back on his sweater in late 1956.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Associated Press
Smith was known for his speed and his ability to pick up loose pucks. He was also durable, playing in more than 400 consecutive games... When he retired only three active players had scored more goals Gordie Howe, Maurice (Rocket) Richard and Ted Lindsay.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Canadian Press
Repeatedly, Smythe has airily suggested he would not tolerate a "Lady Bynger" on the Maple Leafs. But in Smith, he has a skillful rebound ace and position player whose clean play has not reduced his effectiveness against opposition wings.

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