BostonBruins.com - Phil Coombes has only been a Bruins Season Ticket Holder for about a decade. When the Plymouth, Mass., native first purchased a 10-game ticket package in 2009, the legendary Milt Schmidt had been retired for some 55 years.
Schmidt, however, never stopped being an ambassador for the game or the Black & Gold and is the only person to serve the team as a player, captain, coach, and general manager.
For decades after his career came to an end, he represented the Bruins with class, dignity, and respect everywhere he went - which is exactly why someone who never watched him play developed such an affinity for the man whose No. 15 hangs in the TD Garden rafters.