Former Blackhawk Steve Smith Gets Assistant Coach Gig With Buffalo

Former Blackhawks assistant captain Steve Smith stepped down from being the assistant coach of the Carolina Hurricanes to being the assistant coach of the Buffalo Sabres.

The former Blackhawk defenseman was better known for scoring the devastating own goal against the Flames as an Oiler back in 1986 off of goalie Grant Fuhr to eliminate the Oilers from the playoffs.  Smith did end up winning three Stanley Cups in Edmonton, winning the Cup in 1987, 1988, and 1990.

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Smith played in 317 games for the Blackhawks, scoring 25 goals and 111 assists.  For his career, he played 804 games, tallying 72 goals and 303 assists.  After leaving the Blackhawks, Steve Smith finished his career with the Calgary Flames.

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