Boston Bruins: Top 30 Draft Picks of All Time

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28. Rick Smith – 1966 – 7th Overall

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Of all of Causeway Crowd’s picks, Rick Smith certainly had one of the most interesting careers in hockey. He played in four different leagues throughout his career, spending eight of his eighteen years in professional hockey as a member of the Boston Bruins. The Bruins have been fortunate enough throughout history with defensemen, and Rick Smith can be placed right up near the top of franchise defensemen for the Bruins.

He was part of the 1970 Stanley Cup championship team, and regarded as one of the most dependable defensemen in the league during his career. Smith’s playing style was a lot like Dennis Seidenberg. Neither flashy, nor high scoring, but someone who could get the job done.

(Contributed by Andrew Thompson of Causeway Crowd)

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