The centre of the famed “Kraut Line”, Milt Schmidt was the centerpiece of the Bruins for years. Schmidt may have been undersized even for his day, but pound for pound he was one of the best in the business and was lauded for his two way skill.
A two time Stanley Cup Champion, Schmidt was also a former Hart Trophy winner and was named a First Team All Star three times. Like so many who played in the 1940’s, he would lose playing time due to serving his country in World War II, which of course impacted his overall numbers and accomplishments. It is worth noting that Schmidt would win two more Stanley Cups (1970 & 1972) in Boston as the General Manager.