Bruins great Milt Schmidt dies at 98

Milt Schmidt played for the Bruins from 1936 to 1955.
Milt Schmidt played for the Bruins from 1936 to 1955. –The Boston Globe

Milt Schmidt, the Bruins Hall of Fame center who helped lead the team to two Stanley Cup championships as a player, and as general manager during the late 1960s set the stage for two more, died Wednesday. He was 98.

“There’s two guys over there in Boston that I played against and respected,” Hall of Famer Gordie Howe once said, “guys that I really admired as well: Bobby Orr and Uncle Miltie. He was a hard-nosed player, a great skater, a great playmaker, a great competitor.”

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