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Joe Bretto

Joe Bretto  #2

Defenseman
NUMBER: 2 BIRTHDATE: November 28, 1912
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Hibbing, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 248
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.
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I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday