Boston Bruins honor Hall of Famer Milt Schmidt

It’s Milt Schmidt Night in Boston.

The Bruins honored the hockey Hall of Famer on Thursday night

for his unique service to the team. He’s the only man to have

served as Bruins captain, coach and general manager.

Schmidt received miniature replicas of the two Stanley Cups he

won as a player, in 1939 and ’41. Then he told the crowd: ”The

spoked ‘B’ is practically my family crest. And I wouldn’t have it

any other way.”

Schmidt was a four-time All-Star and the 1951 Hart Trophy winner

as the NHL MVP. He also was the GM for the 1970 and ’72

champions.

He was the center on the ”Kraut Line” with Woody Dumart and

Bobby Bauer that was the first line in NHL history to finish 1-2-3

in league scoring.