Milt Schmidt

Canadian ice hockey player

Milton Conrad Schmidt (March 5, 1918 – January 4, 2017) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre, coach and general manager, mostly for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League.[1] He was an Honoured Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. From 2014 until his death in 2017, Schmidt was the oldest living former NHL player.[2]

Milt Schmidt
Hockey Hall of Fame, 1961
Milt Schmidt at a public signing on March 6, 2011
Born (1918-03-05)March 5, 1918
Kitchener, ON, CAN
Died January 4, 2017(2017-01-04) (aged 98)
Needham, MA, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Boston Bruins
Playing career 1936–1942

Schmidt was born on March 5, 1918 in Kitchener, Ontario. He was raised in Toronto, Ontario. Schmidt died on January 4, 2017 from a stroke in Needham, Massachusetts, aged 98.[3]


  1. Hicks, Jeff (November 4, 2006). "Kitchener's Great One". The Record, Kitchener, Ontario. p. A1, A8, A9.
  2. "Bruins Legend Milt Schmidt Now Oldest-Living Former NHL Player".
  3. jreiser (2017-01-04). "Milt Schmidt Passes Away at 98". Stanley Cup of Chowder. Retrieved 2017-01-04.