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Rick Smith

Position: D ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 5-11 ▪ Weight: 190 lbs.

Born: June 29, 1948 in Kingston, Ontario
Draft: Boston, 2nd round (7th overall), 1966 NHL Amateur

NHL/WHA Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1968-69 20 BOS NHL 48 0 5 5 1 14 29 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 28 0.0 0 0:00
1969-70 21 BOS NHL 69 2 8 10 3 12 65 2 0 0 1 5 1 2 94 2.1 0 0:00
1970-71 22 BOS NHL 67 4 19 23 7 30 44 4 0 0 1 17 0 2 79 5.1 0 0:00
1971-72 23 TOT NHL 78 3 16 19 6 36 72 3 0 0 0 16 0 0 104 2.9 0 0:00
1971-72 23 BOS NHL 61 2 12 14 4 53 46 2 0 0 0 12 0 0 81 2.5 0 0:00
1971-72 23 CGS NHL 17 1 4 5 2 -17 26 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 23 4.3 0 0:00
1972-73 24 CGS NHL 64 9 24 33 12 -43 77 6 3 0 0 15 9 0 126 7.1 0 0:00
1973-74 25 MFS WHA 71 10 28 38 13 0 98 9 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1974-75 26 MFS WHA 78 9 29 38 13 12 112 8 1 0 2 0 0 0 158 5.7 0 0:00
1975-76 27 MFS WHA 51 1 32 33 9 1 50 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 101 1.0 0 0:00
1975-76 27 STL NHL 24 1 7 8 3 2 18 1 0 0 0 4 2 1 32 3.1 0 0:00
1976-77 28 TOT NHL 64 6 17 23 8 20 36 6 0 0 0 17 0 0 83 7.2 0 0:00
1976-77 28 STL NHL 18 0 1 1 0 -3 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 0.0 0 0:00
1976-77 28 BOS NHL 46 6 16 22 8 23 30 6 0 0 0 16 0 0 72 8.3 0 0:00
1977-78 29 BOS NHL 79 7 29 36 12 70 69 7 0 0 0 27 2 0 116 6.0 0 0:00
1978-79 30 BOS NHL 65 7 18 25 9 20 46 7 0 0 1 18 0 0 78 9.0 0 0:00
1979-80 31 BOS NHL 78 8 18 26 9 22 62 8 0 0 2 18 0 0 85 9.4 0 0:00
1980-81 32 TOT NHL 51 5 6 11 4 2 42 3 2 0 2 3 3 0 42 11.9 0 0:00
1980-81 32 DET NHL 11 0 2 2 1 -5 6 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 7 0.0 0 0:00
1980-81 32 WSH NHL 40 5 4 9 4 7 36 3 2 0 2 2 2 0 35 14.3 0 0:00
8 yrs BOS NHL 513 36 125 161 54 244 391 36 0 0 5 118 3 4 633 5.7 0
3 yrs MFS WHA 200 20 89 109 35 13 260 18 1 1 5 0 0 0 259 7.7 0
2 yrs STL NHL 42 1 8 9 3 -1 24 1 0 0 0 5 2 1 43 2.3 0
2 yrs CGS NHL 81 10 28 38 13 -60 103 7 3 0 0 19 9 0 149 6.7 0
1 yr DET NHL 11 0 2 2 1 -5 6 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 7 0.0 0
1 yr WSH NHL 40 5 4 9 4 7 36 3 2 0 2 2 2 0 35 14.3 0
Career NHL 687 52 167 219 74 185 560 47 5 0 7 145 17 5 867 6.0 0
Career WHA 200 20 89 109 35 13 260 18 1 1 5 0 0 0 259 7.7 0

NHL/WHA Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1968-69 20 BOS NHL 48 0.00 0.10 0.10 0.03 0.60 0.58 0 5 5 1 34 0 22 2 14 -0.5 2.4 1.9
1969-70 21 BOS NHL 69 0.03 0.12 0.14 0.05 0.94 1.36 2 8 10 3 62 2 66 18 12 -0.3 3.5 3.2
1970-71 22 BOS NHL 67 0.06 0.28 0.34 0.11 0.66 1.18 4 17 21 7 63 0 48 15 30 1.0 3.1 4.1
1971-72 23 TOT NHL 78 0.04 0.21 0.24 0.08 0.92 1.33 3 16 19 6 106 2 94 26 36 0.3 5.4 5.7
1971-72 23 BOS NHL 61 0.03 0.20 0.23 0.07 0.75 1.33 2 12 14 4 90 2 56 21 53 0.1 5.6 5.7
1971-72 23 CGS NHL 17 0.06 0.24 0.29 0.10 1.53 1.35 1 4 5 2 16 0 38 5 -17 0.2 -0.2 0.0
1972-73 24 CGS NHL 64 0.14 0.38 0.52 0.18 1.20 1.97 8 22 30 10 95 25 141 28 -43 2.3 1.1 3.5
1973-74 25 MFS WHA 71 0.14 0.39 0.54 0.18 1.38 0.00 0 0 0 0 0
1974-75 26 MFS WHA 78 0.12 0.37 0.49 0.17 1.44 2.03 0 0 0 0 12
1975-76 27 MFS WHA 51 0.02 0.63 0.65 0.18 0.98 1.98 0 0 0 0 1
1975-76 27 STL NHL 24 0.04 0.29 0.33 0.11 0.75 1.33 1 6 7 2 28 5 35 14 2 0.3 1.2 1.5
1976-77 28 TOT NHL 64 0.09 0.27 0.36 0.12 0.56 1.30 5 15 20 7 81 1 76 16 20 1.1 4.2 5.2
1976-77 28 STL NHL 18 0.00 0.06 0.06 0.02 0.33 0.61 0 1 1 0 11 0 21 7 -3 -0.3 0.9 0.6
1976-77 28 BOS NHL 46 0.13 0.35 0.48 0.17 0.65 1.57 5 14 19 7 70 1 55 9 23 1.3 3.3 4.7
1977-78 29 BOS NHL 79 0.09 0.37 0.46 0.15 0.87 1.47 6 26 32 10 140 8 87 25 70 1.8 7.2 9.0
1978-79 30 BOS NHL 65 0.11 0.28 0.38 0.14 0.71 1.20 6 15 21 7 83 0 78 15 20 1.1 3.9 5.0
1979-80 31 BOS NHL 78 0.10 0.23 0.33 0.12 0.79 1.09 7 15 22 8 78 0 76 20 22 1.0 5.2 6.2
1980-81 32 TOT NHL 51 0.10 0.12 0.22 0.09 0.82 0.82 4 5 9 4 49 7 54 14 2 0.1 2.9 3.0
1980-81 32 DET NHL 11 0.00 0.18 0.18 0.05 0.55 0.64 0 2 2 1 5 0 11 1 -5 -0.1 0.4 0.3
1980-81 32 WSH NHL 40 0.13 0.10 0.23 0.10 0.90 0.88 4 3 7 3 44 7 43 13 7 0.2 2.5 2.7
8 yrs BOS NHL 513 0.07 0.24 0.31 0.10 0.76 1.23 32 112 144 48 620 13 488 125 244 5.6 34.2 39.8
3 yrs MFS WHA 200 0.10 0.45 0.55 0.18 1.30 1.30 0 0 0 0 13
2 yrs STL NHL 42 0.02 0.19 0.21 0.07 0.57 1.02 1 7 8 2 39 5 56 21 -1 0.0 2.1 2.1
2 yrs CGS NHL 81 0.12 0.35 0.47 0.16 1.27 1.84 9 26 35 12 111 25 179 33 -60 2.5 1.0 3.5
1 yr DET NHL 11 0.00 0.18 0.18 0.05 0.55 0.64 0 2 2 1 5 0 11 1 -5 -0.1 0.4 0.3
1 yr WSH NHL 40 0.13 0.10 0.23 0.10 0.90 0.88 4 3 7 3 44 7 43 13 7 0.2 2.5 2.7
Career NHL 687 0.08 0.24 0.32 0.11 0.82 1.26 46 150 196 66 819 50 777 193 185 8.2 40.2 48.4
Career WHA 200 0.10 0.45 0.55 0.18 1.30 1.30 0 0 0 0 13

NHL/WHA Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1968-69 20 BOS NHL 9 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0
1969-70 21 BOS NHL SC 14 1 3 4 1 17 1 0 0 0
1970-71 22 BOS NHL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973-74 25 MFS WHA 11 0 1 1 22 0
1974-75 26 MFS WHA 12 2 7 9 6 0
1975-76 27 STL NHL 3 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0
1976-77 28 BOS NHL 14 0 9 9 2 14 0 0 0 0
1977-78 29 BOS NHL 15 1 5 6 2 18 1 0 0 0
1978-79 30 BOS NHL 11 0 4 4 1 12 0 0 0 0
1979-80 31 BOS NHL 6 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0
Career NHL 1 78 3 23 26 8 73 3 0 0 0
Career WHA 23 2 8 10 28 0

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1965-66 17 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 47 2 16 18 0 60 2 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1966-67 18 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 48 2 17 19 0 74 2 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1967-68 19 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 49 5 36 41 0 123 5 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1968-69 20 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 19 5 10 15 0 37 5 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1974-75 26 Canada Summit-74 7 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
1976-77 28 Kansas City Blues CHL 7 1 6 7 0 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0:00
Career 2 Seasons CHL 26 6 16 22 0 48 6 0 0 0 0 0
Career 3 Seasons OHA-Jr. 144 9 69 78 0 257 9 0 0 0 0 0
Career 1 Season Summit-74 7 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1965-66 17 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 5 1 1 2 6
1966-67 18 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 17 4 14 18 35
1967-68 19 Hamilton Red Wings OHA-Jr. 11 2 9 11 33
Career 3 Seasons OHA-Jr. 33 7 24 31 74

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 11 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Rick Smith 9.0 6.2 5.7 5.2 5.0 4.1 3.5 3.2 3.0 1.9 1.5
Dale Tallon 94.4 9.4 6.0 6.0 5.7 4.8 3.9 3.4 3.3 2.6 2.4
Moe Mantha 92.6 8.1 5.4 5.2 5.1 4.9 4.4 3.4 2.9 2.4 1.4 1.2
Jimmy Roberts 91.3 8.7 7.3 5.9 5.2 5.1 4.6 3.3 2.7 2.6 2.2 0.9
Richard Smehlik 91.1 9.4 6.7 5.2 5.0 4.0 3.8 3.4 2.6 2.2 2.2
Wally Stanowski 90.7 6.5 4.8 4.8 3.4 3.1 3.0 2.7 2.3 2.1 1.7
Bill Gadsby 90.5 8.2 6.0 5.7 5.6 5.2 4.9 3.6 2.9 2.3 2.3 1.2
Boris Mironov 90.0 8.6 8.5 5.5 5.2 4.9 4.2 3.6 3.3 3.1 2.9 0.8
Mark Tinordi 89.3 6.8 6.1 5.3 4.9 4.5 3.9 3.4 3.2 2.8 1.8 0.8
Jeff Norton 88.9 7.0 6.3 6.3 5.4 5.3 3.5 3.2 3.2 2.2 1.2 1.1
Grant Ledyard 88.9 7.3 5.5 4.6 3.9 3.9 3.8 3.6 3.1 2.9 2.5 2.2
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Rick Smith 9.0 6.2 5.7 5.2 5.0 4.1 3.5 3.2 3.0 1.9 1.5
Dale Tallon 94.4 9.4 6.0 6.0 5.7 4.8 3.9 3.4 3.3 2.6 2.4
Moe Mantha 91.5 8.1 5.4 5.2 5.1 4.9 4.4 3.4 2.9 2.4 1.4 1.2 1.0
Richard Smehlik 91.1 9.4 6.7 5.2 5.0 4.0 3.8 3.4 2.6 2.2 2.2
Willie Mitchell 90.9 7.9 6.6 5.5 5.2 5.0 4.0 3.8 3.4 3.3 2.3 2.1 0.1
Wally Stanowski 90.7 6.5 4.8 4.8 3.4 3.1 3.0 2.7 2.3 2.1 1.7
Boris Mironov 90.0 8.6 8.5 5.5 5.2 4.9 4.2 3.6 3.3 3.1 2.9 0.8
Gerry Hart 89.6 7.9 6.7 6.4 6.1 4.2 3.9 3.6 3.2 3.1 2.1 0.8 0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.1
Mark Tinordi 89.1 6.8 6.1 5.3 4.9 4.5 3.9 3.4 3.2 2.8 1.8 1.4 0.8
Brian Benning 88.6 7.6 5.6 5.5 5.3 4.8 4.5 4.1 3.1 1.5 -0.1
Reg Hamilton 88.5 5.3 4.9 4.5 4.0 3.8 3.5 2.7 2.6 1.9 1.6 0.4 0.3

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

February 12, 1972: Selected by Miami-Philadelphia (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972.

February 23, 1972: Traded to California by Boston with Reggie Leach and Bob Stewart for Carol Vadnais and Don O'Donoghue, February 23, 1972.

May, 1972: WHA rights traded to Minnesota (WHA) by Philadelphia (WHA) for Bill Young, cash and future considerations, May, 1972.

October 22, 1975: Traded to St. Louis by California for cash, October 22, 1975.

December 20, 1976: Traded to Boston by St. Louis for Joe Zanussi, December 20, 1976.

October 10, 1980: Claimed by Detroit from Boston in Waiver Draft, October 10, 1980.

November 7, 1980: Claimed on waivers by Washington from Detroit, November 7, 1980.

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