Few NHL players are as identified with a team as Smyth is with the Edmonton Oilers. He played 15 of his 19 NHL seasons with Edmonton and scored 296 of his 386 goals in an Oilers uniform.
Edmonton selected Smyth with the No. 6 pick in the 1994 NHL Draft, and he made his debut with the Oilers at the Los Angeles Kings on Jan. 22, 1995. By 1996-97, Smyth was a top-six forward for Edmonton; he scored an NHL career-high 39 goals that season, 31 (and an NHL career-high 70 points) in 2000-01 and 36 goals in 2005-06. The Oilers advanced to Game 7 of the 2006 Stanley Cup Final, where they lost to the Carolina Hurricanes; Smyth finished with 16 points (seven goals, nine assists) in 24 playoff games.