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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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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp