D.J. Smith
D.J. Smith was named assistant coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs on June 16, 2015.
D.J. Smith was named assistant coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs on June 16, 2015.

Smith spent the past three seasons as head coach of the Ontario Hockey League’s Oshawa Generals. During the 2014-15 season, Smith compiled a regular season record of 51-11-2-4 on route to winning both the Ontario Hockey League Championship and Memorial Cup Title. Smith was named the OHL’s Coach of the Year during the 2013-14 season after leading the Generals to a regular season record of 42-20-0-6. Over his three seasons with Oshawa, Smith amassed a record of 135-53-3-13 – twice posting the best record in the Eastern Conference.

Prior to his time with the Generals, Smith was an assistant coach with the Windsor Spitfires for six seasons. During his time in Windsor, the team won back-to-back Memorial Cup Championships.

As a player, Smith appeared in 45 career NHL games as a defenceman with both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Colorado Avalanche. He also spent parts of six seasons with the St. John’s Maple Leafs (AHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs) from 1996-2002. Smith was selected 41st overall by the New York Islanders in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. A native of Windsor, Ontario, Smith played his junior hockey with the hometown Windsor Spitfires from 1994-1997.