Gary Edward Smith - Born February 4, 1944 in Ottawa, Ontario is a Canadian retired ice Hockey goaltender.
- Memorial Cup Champion 1964 with Toronto Marlboros.
1st NHL game on February 19,1966 playing for Toronto Maple Leafs vs New York Rangers in a 3-1 loss at Maple Leaf Gardens.
1st NHL shutout on December 27, 1967 playing for Oakland Seals vs Pittsburgh Penguins in a 0-0 tie at Pittsburgh Civic Arena.
- Vezina Trophy Winner in 1972 (shared with Tony Esposito) with Chicago Black Hawks.
- Avco World Trophy Champion in 1979 with Winnipeg Jets.
- Smith gave up the last goal in World Hockey Association / WHA history to Dave Semenko.
Gary Smith holds the NHL record for most losses in one season with 48. He also had 19 wins, 4 ties and 2 shutouts in the 1970-71 season, playing 71 out of 78 games for the California Golden.Seals.
According to an interview in the Vancouver Province in 1997. In his first NHL game, Smith left his crease in an attempt to score a goal. He got to the Canadiens' blueline but then JC Tremblay came along. "He nailed me," said Smith. As a result of his tendency to skate past the blue line the NHL introduced a rule preventing the goaltender from being involved in play after crossing the center red line.