Milt Schmidt, the hockey Hall of Famer who led Boston to two Stanley Cup championships, served Canada in World War II and returned to the NHL to win its most valuable player award and two more titles as the Bruins’ general manager, has died, Bruins spokesman Matt Chmura said Wednesday.
He was 98 and he had been the oldest living NHL player.
No other details about Schmidt's death were immediately available.
Schmidt is the only Bruin in franchise history to serve as on-ice captain, coach and general manager. His Boston teams won the Stanley Cup in 1939 and '41, and when he and linemates Woody Dumart and Bobby Bauer enlisted in the Royal...