Milt Schmidt, Canadian ice hockey player, coach and general manager, Died at 98

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Milton Conrad “Milt” Schmidt was born on March 5, 1918, and died on January 4, 2017.

He was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre, coach and general manager.

He mostly for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL), where he was a member of the Kraut Line.

Milt was an Honored Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

He had spent his early years were spent in Kitchener, where he attended King Edward Public School.

During his high school year, Schmidt briefly attended Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School, but dropped out at age 14 in order to work in order to support his family (his father had become too ill to work regularly), and took a job at a shoe factory.

He played junior hockey with Dumart and Bauer in Kitchener, Ontario before their rights were all acquired by the Bruins in 1935.

He coached the Bruins up to the 1966 season with a year and a half hiatus.

Schmidt also was Boston’s assistant general manager.

After his time coaching the Bruins for 11 seasons Schmidt was promoted to the general manager position in 1967 just as the league ushered in six new franchises, doubling in size.

Milt Schmidt passed away at 98 years old.

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