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Steve Smith
Steve Smith joined the Carolina Hurricanes as assistant coach on June 24, 2014.
Steve Smith joined the Carolina Hurricanes as assistant coach on June 24, 2014.

Smith will join new head coach Bill Peters and assistant coach Rod Brind’Amour behind the Hurricanes’ bench.

Smith served as assistant coach for the Edmonton Oilers for the past four seasons. The Glasgow, Scotland native had a solid career in the NHL playing in 804 games recording 375 points (72G, 303A) and 2,139 penalty minutes. He won three Stanley Cups while with the Oilers and made it to the Finals twice more with the Blackhawks. In 134 post-season games Smith had 52 points (11G, 41A). His best season came in 1992-93 with the Blackhawks when he collected 57 points (10G, 47A) in 78 games. He also had two 50-plus point seasons with the Oilers.

Smith also served as an Assistant Coach with the Calgary Flames during the 1997-98 season but elected to return to the ice playing three more seasons with the Flames before retiring.

Smith played his junior hockey with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League from 1980-83 appearing in 170 games scoring 20 goals and 83 assists for 103 points as well as accumulating 481 penalty minutes.

Steve and his wife, Sheri, have five kid, Alexandria (21), Barron (19), Nicole (15), Tanner (14) and Zoe (9).