Barry Smith (ice hockey, born 1952)

Barry Smith (born August 21, 1952 in Buffalo, New York) is an American ice hockey coach.

Smith began his coaching career in 1975 with Elmira College. In 1986, he began a long career as an assistant and associate coach in the National Hockey League, working with the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings, and Phoenix Coyotes, winning five Stanley Cups along the way.[1] Smith also coached five games for the Red Wings in 1998 after head coach Scotty Bowman was unable to start the season behind the bench due to knee surgery. In 2008, he became head coach of SKA St. Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League. After being a pro scout for the Chicago Blackhawks,[2] he was the head coach of HC Lugano in Switzerland's NLA. He signed to coach Asiago Hockey 1935, a professional ice hockey team from northern Italy, currently playing in the Alps Hockey League.[3]

Coaching record

TeamYearRegular seasonPost season
Detroit Red Wings1998–99 541081st in Central(returned to assistant coaching role)

Awards and achievements

  • 1991 Stanley Cup Championship (Pittsburgh)
  • 1992 Stanley Cup Championship (Pittsburgh)
  • 1997 Stanley Cup Championship (Detroit)
  • 1998 Stanley Cup Championship (Detroit)
  • 2002 Stanley Cup Championship (Detroit)
  • 2013 Stanley Cup Championship (Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 2015 Stanley Cup Championship (Chicago Blackhawks)


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