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Smyth Named to the IIHF Hall of Fame

2016 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic - Alumni Game Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images

Former Oilers left winger Ryan Smyth has been named to the IIHF Hall of Fame.

Smyth, who was drafted 6th overall by the Oilers in 1994, is Team Canada’s all-time leader in games played at the IIHF World Hockey Championships. In addition to the World Championships, Smyth also competed for Canada at two Olympic Games (2002 and 2006), a IIHF World Junior (U20) Championship (1995), as well as a World Cup of Hockey (2004), and the Spengler Cup in the lockout shortened 2012-13 season.

In the eight years that Smyth competed in the World Hockey Championships (1999-2005 inclusive, and 2010), Smyth captained the squad in each of his last six tournaments, and wore a letter in all but his first competition.

All told, Smyth competed for Canada in 13 tournaments, across five different international events. His cumulative stats for Team Canada, were 90 games played, 23 goals, 24 assists, and 47 points.

In his day-job with the Oilers, Smyth played the second most games in franchise history, and scored the fifth-most goals. He’s also tied for the franchise’s all-time lead in powerplay goals (126).