Harry Smith (ice hockey, born 1883)

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Harry Smith
Harry Smith, Ottawa Citizen.jpg
Harry Smith around 1907.
Born (1883-12-29)December 29, 1883
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Died May 6, 1953(1953-05-06) (aged 69)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Halifax Crescents
Ottawa Senators
Toronto Tecumsehs
Waterloo Colts
Cobalt Silver Kings
Haileybury Comets
Montreal Wanderers
Toronto Pros
Pittsburgh Bankers
Playing career 1905–1914

Henry James Smith (December 29, 1883 – May 6, 1953) was a professional Canadian ice hockey player who played 98 games in various professional and amateur leagues, including the National Hockey Association and Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association. Among the teams he played with were the Cobalt Silver Kings, Toronto Tecumsehs, Ottawa Senators, and Montreal Wanderers. He was a member of the famous "Ottawa Silver Seven" from 1905-07. His brothers Alf and Tommy also played ice hockey.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Harry Smith first played senior-level hockey with the Ottawa Aberdeens of the CAHL-Intermediate league in 1901. He played for Arnprior of the Upper Ottawa Valley Hockey League before joining Smiths Falls of the Southern Ontario Hockey Association. He played two seasons with Smiths Falls before returning home to play in Ottawa with the Ottawa Senators, already the Stanley Cup champion. He played two seasons with the Silver Seven with his brother Alf who was playing-coach. In the 1905–06 season, Alf, Harry and brother Tommy all played for the Silver Seven, occasionally playing together on one line.

He became a professional player in 1907–08 with the Pittsburgh Bankers of the Western Pennsylvania Hockey League (WPHL). In 1908-09 he was a 'for hire' player playing for the Bankers, Toronto Pros (OPHL), Haileybury Comets (TPHL) and Montreal Wanderers (ECHA), where he was member of their 1909 Stanley Cup challenge championship squad, although the team did not hold the Cup at the end of the season.

He remained on the move from 1910 onwards, playing for the Cobalt Silver Kings and the Comets in the National Hockey Association premier season. He moved on to the Waterloo Colts of the OPHL in 1911, the Schreiber Colts in 1912, before returning to the NHA with the Toronto Tecumsehs. He returned to Ottawa in 1913–14, playing two games with the Ottawa Hockey Club (now known as the Senators) before ending his career with the Halifax Crescents of the Maritime Professional Hockey League (MPHL). He died at Ottawa in 1953.[2]

Statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1902–03 Ottawa Aberdeens CAHL-I 2 2 0 2
1903–04 Arnprior HC UOVHL 6 23 0 23
1904–05 Cornwall HC FAHL 1 0 0 0
Smiths Falls HC OHA 3 8 0 8 12 2 5 0 5 7
Smiths Falls HC Prov. Playoffs 4 5 0 5 25
1905–06 Ottawa Senators ECAHA 8 31 1 32 29
Stanley Cup 5 15 0 15 21
1906–07 Ottawa Senators ECAHA 9 22 3 25 56
Exh. 1 4 4
1907–08 Pittsburgh Bankers WPHL 16 44 44
World Pro 3 4 4
1908–09 Pittsburgh Bankers WPHL 7 14 0 14
Montreal Canadian Rubber MMfHL 1 1 0 1 8
Haileybury Hockey Club TPHL 8 27 0 27 12 2 2 0 2 15
Toronto Professionals OPHL 2 0 0 0 0
Montreal Wanderers ECHA 4 9 2 11 29
Montreal Wanderers Stanley Cup 2 5 0 5 3
1910 Cobalt Silver Kings NHA 10 28 0 28 26
Haileybury Hockey Club NHA 3 4 0 4 0
1910–11 Waterloo Colts OPHL 13 20 0 20
Cobalt Silver Kings TPHL 1 1 0 1 0
1911–12 Schreiber Colts NOHL 13 32 0 32 30
1912–13 Toronto Tecumsehs NHA 15 14 2 16 40
1913–14 Ottawa Senators NHA 3 1 0 1 7
ECAHA/ECHA totals 21 62 6 68 114
WPHL totals 23 58 0 58
NHA totals 31 47 2 49 73
Stanley Cup totals 7 20 0 20 24

Statistics per Society for International Hockey Research at sihrhockey.org

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