There were two Stu Smiths to play in the National Hockey League.
This Stuart Smith was once a highly regarded defensive prospect with the Hartford Whalers in the 1980s.
Before playing with the Petes Smith spent the 1977-78 season playing junior B with the Seneca Nationals. Also on that team was a young Wayne Gretzky!
Smith would play a combined 77 games with the Whalers over the course of four seasons, but never really stuck in the NHL. He scored twice and added ten assists and picked up 95 points. He was the first teenager to ever play with the NHL Hartford Whalers.
He retired by 1985, after spending one season with the Los Angeles Kings' farm team in New Haven.
By 1987 Smith began working as an equities trader in Toronto.