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Billy Smith

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Billy Smith
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1993
Smith at the 2008 Legends Classic game
Born (1950-12-12) December 12, 1950 (age 73)
Perth, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for AHL
 Springfield Kings
 Los Angeles Kings
 New York Islanders
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 59th overall, 1970
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 1970–1989

William John Smith (born December 12, 1950) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey goaltender. He won four Stanley Cups with the New York Islanders. Smith was credited as the first goaltender to score a goal in the National Hockey League.

He was nicknamed "Battlin' Billy" or "Hatchet Man".

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