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Kenny Smith (May 8, 1924 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan – September 23, 2000) was a professional ice hockey player who played 331 games in the National Hockey League. He played for the Boston Bruins. His brother, Don, played 11 games with the New York Rangers in 1949–50.

He played junior hockey for the Regina Pats in 1940-41 and then moved east to join the Oshawa Generals from 1941 to 1944. He won the Memorial Cup in 1944.

Smith then made the jump directly to a Boston Bruins roster weakened by World War II. Despite the return of veterans over the next seasons, Smith stayed with Boston into the 1950-51 season. He scored 20 goals and 20 assists in 1948-49.

He was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 1950-51 season but never played for them. He continued his career in the minor pros until his retirement in 1957.

In the NHL Smith played in 331 NHL games, scoring 78 goals and 93 assists. His playoff record was excellent, with 8 goals and 13 assists in 30 games.

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