Stan Smrke (Stan Smrke)

Stan Smrke

Professional Hockey Player. A native of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Smrke played the position of Left Wing for teams in the NHL, EHL, QSHL, QHL, and the AHL hockey leagues. At 5’11, and 180lbs, Smrke played for the Copper Cliff Jr. Redmen from 1945 to 1946, Atlantic City-Baltimore from 1947 to 1948, Chicoutimi Volants from 1948 to 1949, Chicoutimi Sagueneens from 1949 to 1957, Montreal Canadiens from 1956 to 1958, and the Rochester Americans from 1957 to 1958, and 1959 to 1967. Smrke was also a Member of the Second All-Star Team in 1951, Member of the QMHL First All-Star Team in 1953, Member of the QHL Second All-Star Team in 1956 and 1959, Member of the AHL First All-Star Team in 1960, played in the NHL All-Star Game in 1957, and was inducted into the Rochester Americans Hall of Fame in 1998. Smrke died in Toronto, Ontario, in April 1977, at the age of 48. (bio by: K)


  • September, 02, 1928


  • April, 04, 1977


  • Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery
  • Ontario
  • Canada

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