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Canada Stan Smyl
#12 Vancouver Canucks / NHL - 90/91
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Last added: Virginia Birnie
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Tomas Zigo - - - -
2. Juraj Valach - - - -
3. Milan Kytnár - - - -
4. Andreas Strauch - - - -
5. Robert Dzugan - - - -
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
RW
Age
63
Height
5'8" / 173 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
190 lbs / 86 kg
Nation
Shoots
R
Youth Team
-
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
1-time U20 WJC Bronze Medal 1
2-time CHL Memorial Cup Champion 2
1-time WHL Champion 1

Brother: Harvey Smyl

Smyl was selected 40th overall in 1978 after scoring 76 points and winning a 2nd straight Memorial Cup with the New Westminster Bruins. He scored 14 goals and 38 points as a rookie in 1979 and jumped to 31 goals and 78 points the following season. Smyl recorded 3 seasons with 30+ goals and 70+ points, including career highs of 38 goals and 88 points in 1983. He played his entire 13-year career with the Canucks and captained the team from 1982-90. He retired in 1991 with 262 goals, 673 points, and 1,556 penalty minutes. Smyl's #12 was the first number retired by the Canucks.

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Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1973-74 Bellingham Blazers BCJHL - 18 12 30 - |
1974-75 Bellingham Blazers BCJHL 48 29 33 62 115 |
New Westminster Bruins WCHL - - - - - | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 15
1975-76 New Westminster Bruins WCHL 72 32 42 74 169 | Playoffs 19 8 6 14 58
1976-77 New Westminster Bruins “C” WCHL 72 35 31 66 200 | Playoffs 13 6 7 13 51
1977-78 New Westminster Bruins “C” WCHL 53 29 47 76 211 | Playoffs 20 14 21 35 43
Canada U20 WJC-20 6 1 1 2 6 |
1978-79 Vancouver Canucks NHL 62 14 24 38 89 -6 | Playoffs 2 1 1 2 0
Dallas Black Hawks CHL 3 1 1 2 9 |
1979-80 Vancouver Canucks NHL 77 31 47 78 204 28 | Playoffs 4 0 2 2 14
1980-81 Vancouver Canucks NHL 80 25 38 63 171 -8 | Playoffs 3 1 2 3 0
1981-82 Vancouver Canucks NHL 80 34 44 78 144 18 | Playoffs 17 9 9 18 25
1982-83 Vancouver Canucks “C” NHL 74 38 50 88 114 -6 | Playoffs 4 3 2 5 12
1983-84 Vancouver Canucks “C” NHL 80 24 43 67 136 -21 | Playoffs 4 2 1 3 4
1984-85 Vancouver Canucks “C” NHL 80 27 37 64 100 -18 |
Canada WC 10 1 1 2 6 |
1985-86 Vancouver Canucks “C” NHL 73 27 35 62 144 -20 |
1986-87 Vancouver Canucks “C” NHL 66 20 23 43 84 -20 |
1987-88 Vancouver Canucks “C” NHL 57 12 25 37 110 -5 |
1988-89 Vancouver Canucks “C” NHL 75 7 18 25 102 0 | Playoffs 7 0 0 0 9 -1
1989-90 Vancouver Canucks “C” NHL 47 1 15 16 71 -14 |
1990-91 Vancouver Canucks NHL 47 2 12 14 87 -5 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1975-76 New Westminster Bruins M-Cup 4 5 1 6 21 |
1976-77 WCHL All-Stars CHL Challenge 6 3 6 9 0 |
New Westminster Bruins M-Cup 3 0 0 0 6 |
1977-78 New Westminster Bruins M-Cup 5 4 10 14 0 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
1991-92 Vancouver Canucks NHL Asst. Coach
1992-93 Vancouver Canucks NHL Asst. Coach
1993-94 Vancouver Canucks NHL Asst. Coach
1994-95 Vancouver Canucks NHL Asst. Coach
1995-96 Vancouver Canucks NHL Asst. Coach
1996-97 Vancouver Canucks NHL Asst. Coach
1997-98 Vancouver Canucks NHL Asst. Coach
1998-99 Vancouver Canucks NHL Asst. Coach
1999-00 Syracuse Crunch AHL Head Coach
2000-01 Kansas City Blades IHL Head Coach
2001-02 Manitoba Moose AHL Head Coach
2002-03 Manitoba Moose AHL Head Coach
2003-04 Manitoba Moose AHL Head Coach
2005-06 Vancouver Canucks NHL Dir. of Player Development
2006-07 Vancouver Canucks NHL Dir. of Player Development
2007-08 Vancouver Canucks NHL Dir. of Player Development
2008-09 Vancouver Canucks NHL Senior Advisor
2009-10 Vancouver Canucks NHL Senior Advisor
2010-11 Vancouver Canucks NHL Senior Advisor
2011-12 Vancouver Canucks NHL Senior Advisor
2012-13 Vancouver Canucks NHL Senior Advisor
2013-14 Vancouver Canucks NHL Senior Advisor
2014-15 Vancouver Canucks NHL Senior Advisor
Vancouver Canucks NHL Dir. of Player Development
2015-16 Vancouver Canucks NHL Senior Advisor
Vancouver Canucks NHL Dir. of Player Development
2016-17 Vancouver Canucks NHL Senior Advisor
Vancouver Canucks NHL Dir. of Player Development
2017-18 Vancouver Canucks NHL Senior Advisor
Vancouver Canucks NHL Dir. of Player Development
2018-19 Vancouver Canucks NHL Senior Advisor
Vancouver Canucks NHL Dir. of Player Development
2019-20 Vancouver Canucks NHL Senior Advisor
Vancouver Canucks NHL Dir. of Player Development
2020-21 Vancouver Canucks NHL Senior Advisor
Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
BCJHL (BCHL) 2 48 47 45 92 1.92 115 - | 0
CHL 1 3 1 1 2 0.67 9 - | 0
CHL Challenge 1 6 3 6 9 1.50 0 - | 0
M-Cup 3 12 9 11 20 1.67 27 - | 0
NHL 13 898 262 411 673 0.75 1556 -77 | 7 41 16 17 33 0.80 64 -1
WC 1 10 1 1 2 0.20 6 - | 0
WCHL (WHL) 4 197 96 120 216 1.10 580 - | 4 55 28 34 62 1.13 167 -
WJC-20 1 6 1 1 2 0.33 6 - | 0
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Garth Butcher (D) 1981-1991 10 Vancouver Canucks
Tony Tanti (F) 1982-1990 8 Canada, Vancouver Canucks
Harold Snepsts (D) 1978-1990 8 Vancouver Canucks
Doug Lidster (D) 1983-1991 8 Canada, Vancouver Canucks

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Player Biography and Trivia

Number 12 retired by Vancouver Canucks

Cult/Star player for Vancouver Canucks

Full name: Stanley Phillip Smyl

Career transactions
- 1991-07-03 • Announced his retirement

Other memorable dates
- 1991-11-03 • Had his #12 jersey number retired by the Vancouver Canucks
- 1986-12-14 • Passed Thomas Gradin as all-time scoring leader of Vancouver Canucks
- 1978-10-11 • Made NHL debut (vs Colorado Rockies)

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