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Billy Smith

Chronology

1970 Drafted by Los Angeles Kings
1970-71 Leads Springfield Kings to Calder Cup victory
1972 Selected by New York Islanders in NHL expansion draft
1975 Plays in first Stanley Cup playoff
1978-79 Records a career high 54 penalty minutes
1979 Credited with first NHL goal scored by a goalie
1979-83 Islanders win four consecutive Stanley Cups
1981-82 Leads NHL goalies with 32 regular season wins
1983 Sweeps Vancouver Canucks in Stanley Cup finals series, holding Wayne Gretzky scoreless
1987 NHL increases size of goal crease as a result of Smith's aggressive style of play
1989 Announces retirement, remains with Islanders as goaltending coach
1993 New York Islanders retire Smith's jersey number, 31
1993 Inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame
1993-99 Coaches with Florida Panthers hockey club
2001 Rejoins Islanders as goaltending coach

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