Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ron Smith
Port Hope, Ontario became the hometown of defenseman Ron Smith on November 19th, 1952. Smith played his Junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League before making the leap to the National Hockey League in 1972. Smith was selected by the New York Islanders during their first ever Draft and he found himself on their blueline during their inaugural season.

During the 1972-73 season, Smith suited up for 11 games with the Isles and chipped in a goal and an assist while piling up 14 penalty minutes. The rest of his rookie pro season was spent on the farm with the New Haven Nighthawks of the American Hockey League where he played 53 games and added 17 points.

In 1973 Smith moved on to Forth Worth of the Central Hockey League. After playing two seasons there Smith choose to play in Sweden for the 1975-76 season. In Sweden Smith patrolled the blueline for Bodens BK where he scored 13 points in 22 games. Smith returned to North America in 1976 to play one final season. Smith joined the Erie Blades for the 1976-77 campaign but only played eight contests for them before retiring from the game.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1969-70 St. Catharines Black Hawks OHA-Jr. 15 0 0 0 24
1970-71 Sorel Eperviers QMJHL 42 4 12 16 152 6 0 2 2 2
1971-72 Cornwall Royals QMJHL 56 8 27 35 250 13 4 3 7 24
1971-72 Cornwall Royals M-Cup 3 0 0 0 16
1972-73 New York Islanders NHL 11 1 1 2 14 -8
1972-73 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 53 6 11 17 83
1973-74 Fort Worth Wings CHL 72 1 16 17 103 5 1 1 2 2
1974-75 Fort Worth Texans CHL 75 6 19 25 97
1975-76 Bodens IK Sweden-2 24 6 7 13 69
1976-77 Erie Blades NAPro 8 0 2 2 0
1977-78 Guelph Platers ON-Jr.A
NHL Totals 11 1 1 2 14


QMJHL First All-Star Team (1972)
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