Today marks the 96th birthday of Boston Bruins legend Milt Schmidt. Milt accomplished a lot with the Bruins, as a player, coach and general manager.
Schmidt played with the Bruins from 1936 to 1955. During his time there he gathered a total of 575 points in 776 games. When Milt retired he was fourth in NHL history for points.
He also won the Hart trophy in 1951 and was the NHL scoring champion in 1940. He was a part of the Kraut Line with Woody Dumart and Bobby Bauer; one of the most infamous lines in hockey history.
After Milt retired as a player in 1955 he became the coach of the Bruins until 1966. He then became the Bruins general manager until deciding to join the Washington Capital as head coach for two years from 1974-1976.
He won two Stanley Cups with the Bruins as a player in 1939 and 1941 and also two as the general manager in 1970 and 1972, during the Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito era.
Schmidt was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961 and was ranked as the 27th best player in NHL history based on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.
The 96-year-old enjoyed a great career in the NHL. He will always be known as an NHL great and more importantly a legend of the Boston Bruins franchise.
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