Bruins to honor 'Uncle Milty'

Bobby Orr and Milt Schmidt at the Winter Classic at Fenway Park in January. Joe McDonald

BOSTON -- The Boston Bruins will honor legend Milt Schmidt with "Milt Schmidt Night" during Thursday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at TD Garden. Prior to the start of the game, Schmidt will attend the Sports Museum's unveiling of the special exhibit dedicated to him.

In addition to the Sports Museum dedication, the Bruins will hold an on-ice ceremony honoring Schmidt and all of his contributions to the organization.

Schmidt's No. 15 is retired and hangs from the rafters at the Garden. He was inducted into Hockey's Hall of Fame in 1961. He is the only member in the team's history to serve as a player, captain, coach and general manager. He's figured into four of the team's five Stanley Cups -- as a player in 1939 and 1941, and as the team's GM in 1970 and 1972.