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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on January 23rd, 2017

Alexander "Boots" Smith - Born April 2, 1902 in Liverpool, England – Died November 29, 1963 was a Canadian professional ice Hockey defenceman.

Smith played senior Hockey in the Ottawa City Hockey League for the Ottawa Gunners (1922–23), Ottawa Collegiate (1923-24) and the Ottawa Rideaus (1924–25). The Ottawa Senators signed him as a free agent on February 10, 1925.

Smith was an outstanding defenceman who helped the Senators claim the Stanley Cup in the 1926-27 season.

When the Senators suspended operations for a season in 1930-31, Smith was picked up by the Detroit Falcons for 1931-32 season in Dispersal Draft, September 26, 1931.

Smith was back in Ottawa one season later. He was traded to the Boston Bruins for future considerations (Earl Roche) in 1933 and then traded to the New York Americans on October 18, 1934 for his last year in the NHL, 1934-35.

Alex Smith played in a total of 443 NHL games, scoring 41 goals and 50 assists.

Smith played 2 more seasons, one with the IHL Rochester Cardinals in 1935-36, and finished his playing career in the International-American Hockey League with the Springfield Indians in 1936-37.

After retirement, Smith turned to coaching. He coached the New York Rovers from 1939 to 1941, the Ottawa Commandos in 1942-43 and guided the Commandos to the 1943 Allan Cup championship, and finished his coaching back with the Ottawa Senators in 1945-46.


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