Milt Schmidt

Milt Schmidt

Birth
Kitchener, Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Death 4 Jan 2017 (aged 98)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 174852638 · View Source
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Professional Hockey Player, Coach, Executive. Born Milton Conrad Schmidt, he played the center position for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League from 1936 to 1942 and from 1946 to 1955. He played junior hockey with various teams in Ontario until his rights was acquired by the Boston Bruins in 1935. He played one more year in junior hockey before being called up the next year to the Bruins. During his career, he proved to be an outstanding player and was a critical part of the "Kraut Line", a trio of players on the Boston forward line consisting of him, left wing Woody Dumart, and right winger Bobby Bauer. He played for the Bruins for two tenures due to his service in the Canadian military during the Second World War. He came back to the Bruins for the 1945-46 season and continued with them until retiring after the 1954-55 season. While with the Bruins, he helped them to two Stanley Cup titles and played in four NHL All-Star games. He also achieved numerous awards and honors such as winning the Hart Trophy (most valuable player) in 1951, being named to the NHL First or Second All-Star team four times and winning the NHL scoring championship in 1940. After retirement, he served as the head coach of the Bruins from 1954-55 to 1965-66 and lead them to two Stanley Cup finals where they lost both times. In 1967 he became the general manager of the team and served until 1975. During his tenure as general manager, the Bruins won two Stanley Cup titles (1970 and 1972). In 1975 he went to the expansion Washington Capitals to serve as their general manager first and then later head coach. He served as coach only for a part of two seasons before resigning. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961 and had his number 15 retired by the Bruins in 1980. At his passing, he was the last surviving member of the 1939 and 1941 Stanley Cup winning teams and also was the oldest lving former NHL player. He passed away after suffering a stroke.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 4 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 174852638
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Milt Schmidt (5 Mar 1918–4 Jan 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 174852638, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Unknown.