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Drafted by the Flyers in the second round (22nd overall) of the 1984 NHL Draft, defenseman Greg Smyth was born April 23, 1966 in Oakville, Ontario. After coming through the farm system, Smyth was a one-game fill-in player for Mike Keenan's 1986-87 team and then a semi-regular the next season, appearing in 48 regular season games and dressing in five of seven playoff tilts in 1987-88.

Always a tough customer with whom to tangle, the defensive defenseman compiled 192 regular season penalty minutes and 38 more in the Flyers' first-round series with the Washington Capitals. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Smyth had one goal and seven points in his 49 career games as a Flyer.

On July 25, 1988, the Flyers traded Smyth and a 1989 third-round draft pick (John Tanner) to the Quebec Nordiques for defenseman Terry Carkner. Over the remainder of his 228-game NHL career, Smyth played for Quebec, the Calgary Flames, Florida Panthers, Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago Blackhawks as well as numerous minor league clubs. He retired in 2000.