Walter Smaill

Walter Smaill
Walter Smaill, Montreal Wanderers.jpg
Smaill with the Montreal Wanderers.
Born (1884-12-18)December 18, 1884
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died March 2, 1971(1971-03-02) (aged 86)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Left wing
Shot Left
Played for Cobalt Silver Kings
Ottawa Senators
Victoria Aristocrats
Montreal Wanderers
Playing career 1903–1918
Smaill, in the middle in the back row, with the Victoria Aristocrats.

Walter Sydney Smaill (December 18, 1884 – March 2, 1971) was a professional ice hockey player who played 137 games in various professional and amateur leagues, including the National Hockey Association, Eastern Canada Amateur Hockey Association, and Pacific Coast Hockey Association.[1]

Playing career

Amongst the teams Smaill played for were the Cobalt Silver Kings, Ottawa Senators, Victoria Aristocrats, and Montreal Wanderers. He won the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Wanderers in 1907 and 1908.[2][3]


Smaill was a useful utility player. Outside of the forward wing position he was also occasionally used as a cover-point (offensive defenseman) because of his strong rushing ability.[4]


Smaill died at Montreal General Hospital on March 2, 1971 aged 86.[5] He was buried at Mount Royal Cemetery in the Outremont borough of Montreal.[6]


  1. ^ SIHR – Player List
  2. ^ Stanley Cup Annual Record 1907 (Mar) NHL ( Retrieved 2020-10-30.
  3. ^ Stanley Cup Annual Record 1908 (Mar) NHL ( Retrieved 2020-10-30.
  4. ^ "Who Wanderers Are – Records of the Hockey Champions of the World" Ottawa Citizen. Mar. 21, 1908 (pg. 17). Retrieved 2020-10-30.
  5. ^ Ex-Wanderer Smaill dies The Gazette (Montreal). March 6, 1971 (pg. 14). Retrieved 2020-10-30.
  6. ^ Deaths – Walter Sydney Smaill The Gazette (Montreal). March 5, 1971 (pg. 25). Retrieved 2020-10-30.

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