Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Vern Smith
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on May 30th, 1964 defenseman Vern Smith spent four years in the Western Hockey League before joining the New York Islanders organization in 1984. The Islanders drafted Smith with their second choice in the 1982 Entry Draft. During his rookie pro season with the Springfield Indians, he was summoned by the Islanders.

Smith joined the Isles for one game, the only of his career, during the 1984-85 campaign. Smith did not register a point and was returned to Springfield after the game where he spent the rest of that, and all of the next four seasons.

In 1989, after five years of stability in Springfield Smith began a nomadic stage of his career when he joined the International Hockey League's Phoenix Roadrunners for the 1989-90 season. he then moved on to New Haven the next year, though that season was finished in Albany. In 1991-92 he again played in both Phoenix and New Haven but also had stops with the Capital District Islanders and the Erie Panthers. After switching jersey's six times in his last two years of play, Smith retired from the game in 1992.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1980-81 Lethbridge Y's Men Titans AMHL
1981-82 Lethbridge Broncos WHL 72 5 38 43 73 12 0 2 2 8
1982-83 Lethbridge Broncos WHL 30 2 10 12 54
1982-83 Nanaimo Islanders WHL 42 6 21 27 62
1983-84 New Westminster Bruins WHL 69 13 44 57 94 9 6 6 12 12
1984-85 New York Islanders NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1984-85 Springfield Indians AHL 76 6 20 26 115 4 0 2 2 9
1985-86 Springfield Indians AHL 55 3 11 14 83
1986-87 Springfield Indians AHL 41 1 10 11 58
1987-88 Springfield Indians AHL 64 5 22 27 78
1988-89 Springfield Indians AHL 80 3 26 29 121
1989-90 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 48 4 19 23 37
1989-90 Binghamton Whalers AHL 17 3 2 5 14
1990-91 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 9 0 1 1 2
1990-91 Albany Choppers IHL 46 5 15 20 48
1991-92 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 16 1 2 3 25
1991-92 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 4 0 0 0 5
1991-92 Capital District Islanders AHL 17 1 5 6 6
1991-92 Erie Panthers ECHL 8 3 5 8 6
NHL Totals 1 0 0 0 0


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