Saturday, April 20, 2013

TTM: Bobby Smith

Sent: 12/3/12

Received: 4/19/13

Just received and picked up when I got home late from the Hawks game last night. 

Bobby Smith wasn't a huge star but he did have a few nice accomplishments. One was at the beginning of his career before the NHL when he beat Wayne Gretzky for most points in the QMJHL (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League) which brought home a scoring title, Red Tilson Trophy as he league's most outstanding player and was voted CHL Player of the Year for the entire Canadian Hockey League during the 1977-78 season. With success in juniors talent scouts noticed him and was drafted first overall in the 1978 NHL Amateur Draft by Minnesota. It wouldn't stop there as he lived up to his hype and won the Calder Trophy for top rookie in 1979. But it was quiet after that until he was sent to Montreal and won a Stanley Cup with the Canadiens in 1986. After his playing days he joined the Phoenix Coyotes and became their general manager from 1996 to 2000.

Nowadays, Smith is currently the Majority owner of the Halifax Mooseheads in the QMJHL and a team he coached for most of the 2010-11 season.

1 comment:

  1. He did have five 80-plus-point seasons (and a 100-point one in Minnesota), and over 1000 points for his career...