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James Smith

James Smith  #55

Defenseman
NUMBER: 55 BIRTHDATE: April 30, 1963
HEIGHT: 6' 4" BIRTHPLACE: Glasgow, United Kingdom
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: EDM / 1981 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 6th   (111th overall)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1991) Traded to Chicago by Edmonton for Dave Manson and Chicago's 3rd round choice (Kirk Maltby) in 1992 Entry Draft, October 2, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, August 17, 1998. Missed majority of 1999-2000 season recovering from neck injury suffered in game vs. Los Angeles, January 12, 2000. Officially announced retirement, December 7, 2000.
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It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.

— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness