Billy Smith
Every dynasty needs a solid Goaltender, and the early 1980’s New York Islanders had Billy Smith. The man who is credited as being the first netiminder to score a goal (he did so in 1979), shared the duties in the pipes with Glenn Resch, but he took over the number one duties for the Isles, and he proved his worth over and over in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Billy Smith was at his best during crunch time, as his statistics, rings and 1983 Conn Smythe Trophy proved. Smith may not have been the most decorated during regular season play, but he was an All Star when it counted the most.  

The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
Perth, Ontario, Canada

Elected In:


Played for:
Los Angeles Kings
New York Islanders
Team Canada (1981 Canada Cup)

Major Accolades and Awards:
Vezina Trophy (1) (1982)
William M. Jennings Trophy (1) (1983)
Conn Smythe Trophy (1) (1983)
First Team All Star (1) (1982)
All Star Games (1) (1978)
Most Wins (1) (1982)
Stanley Cup Rings (4) (New York Islanders 1980, 1981, 1982 & 1983)

Should Billy Smith be in the Hall of Fame?

I totally agree with this induction. - 50%
I am fine with this induction. - 16.7%
I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 16.7%
No opinion. - 0%
Kick him out! - 16.7%
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