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Milt Schmidt Washington Capitals 8x10 B&W Autographed Wire Photo Deceased
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Milt Schmidt Washington Capitals 8x10 B&W Autographed Wire Photo Deceased
Lot #550

Schmidt played 16 seasons with the Boston Bruins and is famously known for centering the “Kraut Line” with childhood friends Woody Dumart and Bobby Bauer. He won 2 Stanley Cups with the Bruins in 1939 and 1941. He was a First or Second Team NHL All Star 4 times and played in 4 NHL All Star games. He also won the NHL Scoring Championship in 1940 and won the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP in 1951.

Following his Hall of Fame playing career, Milt went into coaching and coached the Bruins for 11 seasons through 1965-66, before becoming their General Manager in 1967. Milt won 2 Stanley Cups as Bruins GM, bringing in Phil Esposito, Ken Hodge and Fred Stanfield. Following his time in Boston, Milt was coach and GM of the Washington Capitals for 2 seasons. Milt passed away in 2017 at the age on 98.

This wire photo, dated April 20, 1973, shows Milt in suit and tie, as he becomes the first general manager of the expansion Washington Capitals. The headline reads, “Milt Schmidt, general manager of the Boston Bruins since 1967, was named general manager Friday of the new Washington franchise in the National Hockey League. The team will start playing in September, 1974. Schmidt’s official duties begin July 1.

Our consignor went to a hockey game every night and had all autographs signed personally. The photo and signature is beautiful.