St. John’s AHL Favourites Over The Years – Day 3 O'Dell, Hutchinson, Smyth, Couisneau and Lindgren Highlighted Posted by Geneva Hayward on
“Odie” was one of the offensive leaders for the IceCaps in the club’s first four seasons and a key performer for the Calder Cup Finalist team in 2014. Eric still holds the club record for most goals in a season, with 29.
“Hutch” was clutch for the IceCaps in 2014 as he was the key performer for St. John’s on the road to the 2014 Calder Cup Finals. The goaltender was promoted to the parent Winnipeg Jets after his amazing spring performance and has been there ever since.
GREG “BIRD DOG” SMYTH
Greg “Bird Dog” Smyth was one of the most feared players in the history of the AHL as a member of the St. John’s Maple Leafs and later became an assistant coach with the team. Bird Dog was one of the few former Leafs from the mainland who still resides in St. John’s.
Couisneau had big skates to fill as the heir apparent to Felix Potvin in the early 1990s, but proved himself with five solid seasons between the pipes for St. John’s. He finished among the all-time career leaders for St. John’s Maple Leafs goaltenders.