Bruins Alumni: Happy Birthday Alex Smith

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By: Mark Allred  |  Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277

Smith was born on April 2nd, 1902, in Liverpool, England but grew up in Ottawa, Ontario. The 5′-11″ 176-pound left shooting defenseman played a majority of his National Hockey League career with the Ottawa Senators winning a Stanley Cup in 1927. On January 25th, 1933, Smith was traded from the Senators to the Boston Bruins for future considerations which ended up being Earl Roche who played only three games going pointless during the 1932-33 campaign.

In 61 games played for the Bruins, Smith posted 9-10-19 numbers in two years of service. He was traded by the Bruins to New York Americans for cash considerations in October of 1934. In his 11 year NHL career, Alex would make stops in Boston, Detriot, New York, and Ottawa. Playing in 443 NHL games, Smith would go onto post 41-51-82 numbers in a playing career that lasted from 1925 to 1935 and amassed 645 penalty minutes. The former defenseman passed away at the age of 61 in November of 1963. Smith who was nicknamed “Boots” was inducted into the Lisgar Collegiate Institute Athletic Wall of Fame in 2009.

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