Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Bruins legend Milt Schmidt dies at 98 years old

Milt Schmidt, Mr. Bruin
Hockey and Bruins legend Milt Schmidt passed away today at the age of 98. Milt Schmidt was known as "Mr. Bruin".

Schmidt played for 16 seasons with the Bruins; he played on a line with Bobby Bauer and Woody Dumart which was known as the "Kraut Line"; Schmidt retired during the 1954-55 season; he recorded 229 goals and 575 points; helped the Bruins win the Stanley Cup in 1939 and 1941; he's the only person to serve the Bruins as a player, a captain, a coach and a general manager; Schmidt was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961; Schmidt helped the Bruins sign the greatest hockey player of all-time, defenseman Bobby Orr in 1962; he made the famous trade to acquire Phil Esposito, Fred Stanfield and Ken Hodge which would help the Bruins win the Stanley Cup in 1970 and 1972; and Schmidt's #15 was retired in 1980.

Our prayers and thoughts are with Milt Schmidt's family and friends.

Bobby Orr and Milt Schmidt drop the ceremonial puck - 10/20/2016

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