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Billy Smith | #31

G | 5' 10" | 185 lb
100 Greatest Players Hockey Hall of Fame
Career
GP W L OT GAA Sv%
679 305 233 -- 3.18 .895
  • Billy Smith
  • Born: December 12, 1950
  • Birthplace: Perth, ON, CAN
  • Catches: Left
  • Draft: 1970 LAK, 5th rd, 3rd pk (59th overall)
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Season GP GS W L T OT SA GA GAA Sv% SO MIN
NHL Career 679 642 305 233 105 -- 19,260 2,031 3.18 .895 22 38,369
Season GP GS W L T OT SA GA GAA Sv% SO MIN
NHL Career 679 642 305 233 105 -- 19,260 2,031 3.18 .895 22 38,369

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Billy Smith News

Awards

Billy Smith Awards
Vezina Trophy
Season Team
1981-1982 New York Islanders
William M. Jennings Trophy
Season Team
1982-1983 New York Islanders
Conn Smythe Trophy
Season Team
1982-1983 New York Islanders
Stanley Cup
Season Team
1979-1980 New York Islanders
1980-1981 New York Islanders
1981-1982 New York Islanders
1982-1983 New York Islanders

Bio

Billy Smith Bio

No nickname in hockey has ever been more deserved than "Battlin'" Billy Smith.

He piled up penalty minutes, unusual for a goaltender, and was proud of it. He steadfastly refused to shake hands with opponents after playoff series. He'd leave the top few inches of his stick shaft untaped, weaponizing the butt end. When the Philadelphia Flyers trotted out Kate Smith, the grande dame of American song, to deliver "God Bless America" from center ice before a 1975 playoff Game 7 at the Spectrum, Smith groused, "I should have skated over her wires."

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