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Richard Smith

Richard Smith

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: June 29, 1948
BIRTHPLACE: Kingston, ON, Canada
DRAFTED: BOS / 1966 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 2nd   (7th overall)
OHA-Jr. Second All-Star Team (1967, 1968) Traded to California by Boston with Reggie Leach and Bob Stewart for Carol Vadnais and Don O'Donoghue, February 23, 1972. Selected by Miami-Philadelphia (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Minnesota (WHA) by Philadelphia (WHA) for Bill Young, cash and future considerations, May, 1972. Traded to St. Louis by California for cash, October 22, 1975. Traded to Boston by St. Louis for Joe Zanussi, December 20, 1976. Claimed by Detroit from Boston in Waiver Draft, October 10, 1980. Claimed on waivers by Washington from Detroit, November 7, 1980.
Quote of the Day

It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players