14. Bobby Smith

The number one draft pick in 1978 did not disappoint, as Bobby Smith would promptly win the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s top rookie.  Smith would prove to be an excellent playmaker tallying over 70 Points in his first five seasons as a North Star.  This included a 114 Point season in the 1981-82 season, enough for eighth overall in the league.

Smith would be traded to the Montreal Canadians in 1983 but would return to bookend his career with Minnesota.  He would be named an All Star three times with the North Stars.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Center
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 1st Overall 6/15/78.
  • Departed:

    Traded to the Montreal Canadians for Keith Acton, Mark Napier and the previously acquired 1984 3rd Round Pick (which would be Ken Hodge Jr.) 10/28/83.

    Acquired (2): Traded from the Montreal Canadians for the 1992 4th Round Pick (which would be Louis Bernard) 8/7/90.

    Departed (2): Retired after the 1992-93 season.
  • Games Played: 572
  • Notable Statistics: 185 Goals
    369 Assists
    554 Points
    487 PIM
    .97 PPG
    -44 Plus/Minus
    39.3 Point Shares
    76 Points in 77 Playoff Games
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All Star (1981, 1982 & 1991)

    Calder Trophy (1979)
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