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Allan Smith

Allan Smith

Goalie
BIRTHDATE: November 10, 1945
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Toronto, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 200
WHA First All-Star Team (1978) Ben Hatskin Trophy (Best Goaltender WHA) (1978) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1968) Promoted to Toronto from Toronto (OHA-Jr.) and replaced Gary Smith in third period, February 20, 1966 (Detroit 4, Toronto 1) and in first period, February 23, 1966. (Toronto 3, Chicago 2). Claimed by Pittsburgh from Toronto in Intra-League Draft, June 11, 1969. Claimed by Detroit from Pittsburgh in Intra-League Draft, June 8, 1971. Selected by New England (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to Buffalo by Detroit for future considerations, March 10, 1975. Signed as a free agent by New England (WHA), August 15, 1977. NHL rights retained by Hartford prior to Expansion Draft, June 9, 1979. Traded to Colorado by Hartford for cash, September 4, 1980.
Quote of the Day

I loved being in the jerseys again and they worked some magic for us. It was weird in warm-ups, seeing No. 22 in that jersey and thinking he’s [Mike Gartner], and No. 8 reminds you of Danny Briere … every number had me thinking back to the guys who wore them and smiling.

— Coyotes captain Shane Doan on wearing the kachina-style jersey he and his team wore from 1996-2003, after their 3-2 victory against the Canucks on Thursday