Sid Smith (ice hockey player)
|Date of birth||July 11, 1925|
|place of birth||Toronto , Ontario , Canada|
|date of death||April 29, 2004|
|Place of death||Wasaga Beach , Ontario , Canada|
|1943-1944||Toronto de la Salle|
|1946-1957||Toronto Maple Leafs|
Sidney James "Sid" Smith (born July 11, 1925 in Toronto , Ontario , † April 29, 2004 in Wasaga Beach , Ontario) was a Canadian ice hockey player and coach , who from 1946 to 1958 for the Toronto Maple Leafs in National Hockey League played.
During his junior years, Smith played for the Oshawa Generals in the OHA . After serving with the Toronto Staffords , he moved to the Quebec Aces in the QSHL . In the 1946/47 season he made his NHL debut with the Toronto Maple Leafs , but then played more often for the Pittsburgh Hornets in the AHL .
He also moved between Toronto and Pittsburgh for the next two years. Since he was now in the squad for the Maple Leafs for the playoffs, he won his first two Stanley Cups . In the playoffs 1948/49 he fell in the first semi-final against Boston with two goals and a template. In the finals, Detroit's star Gordie Howe heard that a new player was causing a sensation at the Maple Leafs. Smith scored all three goals in a 3: 1 victory in the second game of the series and Howe asked reporters , "Who is Sid Smith?" . From the following season he played in a row with Theodore Kennedy and Bill Ezinicki . One of Smith's noteworthy goals was a goal in overtime in the 1950–51 playoffs finals when he won his third Stanley Cup with the Leafs. Also, when a Maple Leafs game was televised for the first time on November 1, 1952, it was Smith who scored the winning goal for his team. But he was not only a remarkable player because of his accuracy. In addition to six years with over 20 goals in a row, he was rarely seen in the penalty box. His fairness also earned him the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy twice . After the retirement of Ted Kennedy he was team captain of the Leafs.
- AHL First All-Star Team : 1949
- Carl Liscombe Trophy : 1949
- First All-Star Team : 1955
- Second All-Star Team : 1951 and 1952
- Lady Byng Memorial Trophy : 1952 and 1955
- Participation in the NHL All-Star Game : 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954 and 1955
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Smith, Sidney James (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Canadian ice hockey player and coach|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 11, 1925|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Toronto , Ontario|
|DATE OF DEATH||April 29, 2004|
|Place of death||Wasaga Beach , Ontario|