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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 don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday