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300 goals for Monarchs’ Smyth

Brad Smyth joined one of the American Hockey League’s most exclusive clubs on Sunday evening when he scored the 300th goal of his AHL career in Manchester’s 3-2 loss to Portland.

Smyth is just the 17th player in the seven-decade history of the AHL to reach that plateau. He hit the milestone with a third-period goal off the Pirates’ Nathan Marsters.

In 553 career AHL games, Smyth has recorded 300 goals and 304 assists for 604 points. He is one of six players ever to lead the AHL in goals twice (68 in 1995-96, 50 in 2000-01), and is one of five to reach the 50-goal mark in two different seasons.

Smyth won the AHL’s scoring title and league MVP honors in 1995-96 with the Carolina Monarchs, falling two goals shy of the league record for goals in one season. He won a Calder Cup championship with the Hartford Wolf Pack in 2000, and played in the AHL All-Star Classic in 2001.

1Willie Marshall1952-721,205523
2Fred Glover1948-681,201520
3Jody Gage1979-961,038504
4Dick Gamble1954-70898468
5Jimmy Anderson1954-70943426
6Harry Pidhirny1948-661,071376
7Mitch Lamoureux1982-99802364
8Jim Bartlett1955-73955360
9Tim Tookey1980-95824353
10Glenn Merkosky1980-91737325
11Bruce Cline1955-68823321
12Fred Thurier1937-52642319
13Bruce Boudreau1978-92634316
14Gerry Ehman1952-67664311
15Zellio Toppazzini1949-64785310
16Ross Fitzpatrick1982-92554308
17Brad Smyth1994-553300