BOSTON - The Boston Bruins announced today, January 5, that the team will honor Bruins legend Milt Schmidt prior to tonight's game against the Edmonton Oilers. Schmidt passed away on Wednesday at the age of 98.
The Bruins will honor Schmidt's legacy with a pregame tribute prior to tonight's game. In addition, two on-ice graphics with Schmidt's retired jersey number 15 have been painted behind both nets and will remain there for the entire month of January. The Bruins will also wear a commemorative patch on their jerseys featuring Schmidt's number 15 for the rest of the 2016-17 season.
Schmidt, who was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1961, is the only person in Bruins history to have served the club as a player, captain, coach and general manager. He won more Stanley Cup Championships with Boston than any other person, capturing two as a player in 1939 and 1941 and two more as the club's general manager in 1970 and 1972. Schmidt was a four-time All-Star, won the Hart Trophy as the league's Most Valuable Player in 1951 and the Ross Trophy as the NHL's scoring champion in 1940.