Top 100 Habs: #70

#70: Bobby Smith

 

In seven seasons with the Montreal Canadiens, Bobby Smith was counted on to score goals, and he didn’t disappoint. 

Bobby Smith

Bobby Smith

He scored at least 26 goals in five of those seasons. In 1987-88, he had 93 points, and followed that up the next season with 32 goals.

He would also come through in the playoffs. In 107 playoff games with the Habs, Smith had 38 goals and 84 points.

A first overall pick with the Minnesota North Stars, Smith made it to the Stanley Cup finals on four different occasions (two with Montreal and two with Minnesota) , but only won one cup with the Canadiens in 1986.

How good was Bobby Smith? He beat out Wayne Gretzky for the OHL scoring lead before being drafted, setting OHL records for assists and points in a single season in the process, and won the NHL’s Calder trophy for top rookie the next year.

He finished his career with almost a point-per-game average in the regular season and the playoffs.

For more on Bobby Smith:

Hockey Hall of Fame

Wikipedia

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