Mike Smith is a goalie on the Canadian Olympic hockey team who also plays for the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes. He has also played for the Dallas Stars and the Tampa Bay Lightning; however, he has played his best in Phoenix, after having his career curtailed by a series of injuries when he was with Dallas and Tampa Bay.
- On October 19, 2013, he became the 11th goalie in NHL history to score a goal during a regular-season game.
- Represented Canada at the 2013 World Championships.
- Set the record for most saves during regulation time of a regular-season game (54 saves) on April 3, 2012.
Things to know:
1. Is married to Brigitte Acton, who is a former Canadian World Cup skier.
2. His goalie coach with the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes in Sean Burke, who is a former NHL goalie who represented Canada at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics.
3. Similar to how he accomplished the rare feat of scoring a goal during an NHL game, Smith also scored a goal in 2002-03 playing in the minor leagues.