Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Wayne Smith
Hailing from Kamsack, Saskatchewan defenseman Wayne Smith was born on February 12th, 1943 and after two years with the Saskatoon Quakers he joined the University of Denver's squad for a fiver year stay.

After not seeing the ice in his freshman year, Smith quickly developed into a valued player as a three-time All-Star and an NCAA Championship All-Tournament selection in 1964.

In 1966 Smith turned pro with the St Louis Braves of the Central Hockey League. During that season Smith also made his only NHL appearance when he joined the Chicago Black Hawks, who had signed him as a free agent in June of '66, for two games.

Smith acquitted himself very well in the Windy City scoring a goal and an assist from the 'Hawks blueline. That spring he also suited up for a single play off game, but did not register a point.

The 1967-68 season Smith spent with the Portland Buckaroos of the Western Hockey League. The following year the defenseman played just one game before he choose to hang up his skates for good.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1959-60 Saskatoon Quakers SJHL 2 0 1 1 0
1960-61 Saskatoon Quakers SJHL 60 12 19 31 79
1961-62 Saskatoon Quakers SJHL 48 12 19 31 99 7 3 5 8 16
1962-63 University of Denver WCHA 6 8 3 11 24
1963-64 University of Denver WCHA 31 6 5 11 85
1964-65 University of Denver WCHA
1965-66 University of Denver WCHA 32 8 17 25 72
1966-67 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 2 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0
1966-67 St. Louis Braves CPHL 70 4 9 13 50
1967-68 Portland Buckaroos WHL 68 2 14 16 52 12 0 0 0 0
1968-69 San Diego Gulls WHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 2 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0


SJHL First All-Star Team (1962)
WCHA Second All-Star Team (1964)
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1964, 1966)
WCHA First All-Star Team (1965, 1966)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1965, 1966)
Rights traded to Chicago by Los Angeles (WHL) to complete transaction that sent Howie Young to Los Angeles (WHL) (February 11, 1964), July, 1964.
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