The fourth Veterans Category inductee is another that we are bit on the fence on. Clint Smith was a good player for the New York Rangers and helped them win the Stanley Cup in 1940. Smith was known for his playmaking and gentlemanly play winning the Lady Byng in 1939. Smith found his way to Chicago and was on a dream line with Bill Mosienko and Doug Bentley and led the NHL in assists in 1944 and won his second Lady Byng. Overall, Clint Smith had a very productive career, but we have to question whether it was a Hall of Fame one.
The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, Canada
Elected In: 1991
Played for: New York Rangers Chicago Black Hawks
Major Accolades and Awards: Lady Byng Trophy (2) (1939 & 1944) Most Assists (1) (1944) Stanley Cup Rings (1) (New York Rangers 1940)
Should Clint Smith be in the Hall of Fame?
I totally agree with this induction. - 0%
I am fine with this induction. - 0%
I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 100%