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Joe Bretto

Joe Bretto  #2

NUMBER: 2 BIRTHDATE: November 28, 1912
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Hibbing, MN, United States
Shoots: Left
AHA First All-Star Team (1938, 1940) AHA Second All-Star Team (1939, 1941, 1942) Signed as a free agent by Detroit Olympics (IHL), October, 1935. Loaned to Windsor (IHL) by Detroit (IHL), November 27, 1935. Traded to Chicago by St. Paul (AHA) for cash, October 15, 1944. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by Chicago for cash, November 14, 1944. Suspended for remainder of the 1944-45 season by Cleveland (AHL) for refusing to report, November 19, 1944.
Quote of the Day

Because of the way they play and their skill set I don't think they're fourth-line players, so in my mind I'm looking at one of those guys I'll have to move over to the wing.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on his four-player battle for second-line center