Mud Bruneteau

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Mud Bruneteau
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Born (1914-11-28)November 28, 1914
St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada
Died April 15, 1982(1982-04-15) (aged 67)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 1934–1948

Modere Fernand "Mud" Bruneteau (November 28, 1914 – April 15, 1982) was a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Detroit Red Wings in the National Hockey League. He played in many NHL games with his brother, Ed Bruneteau and later coached him on the Omaha Knights.

Bruneteau is famous for ending the longest game in NHL playoff history. He had been called up to the Red Wings just two weeks earlier and was still trying to adjust to the pace of the NHL when he was thrown into his first playoff series. On March 24, 1936 against the Montreal Maroons, Mud scored the winning goal at 16:30 of the sixth overtime (116:30 of total overtime) to win the game for Detroit 1–0. He had his best season in 1943–44 when he scored 35 goals in 39 games in the 50 game NHL season.

After his playing career was over, he became a successful minor league coach, leading the Omaha Knights to a number of United States Hockey League championships.

He was suffering from cancer when he traveled to Houston, Texas for cancer treatment in April 1982. While there, he fell gravely ill and died April 15, 1982.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1931–32 Winnipeg K of C WJrHL 9 2 2 4 4
1932–33 Winnipeg K of C WJrHL 11 4 4 8 10 3 3 0 3 2
1933–34 Winnipeg Falcons MHL-Sr. 15 13 4 17 11 1 1 0 1 0
1934–35 Detroit Olympics IHL 38 10 6 16 26 5 0 2 2 0
1935–36 Detroit Red Wings NHL 24 2 0 2 2 7 2 2 4 4
1935–36 Detroit Olympics IHL 23 8 9 17 17
1936–37 Detroit Red Wings NHL 42 9 7 16 18 10 2 0 2 6
1937–38 Detroit Red Wings NHL 24 3 6 9 16
1937–38 Pittsburgh Hornets IAHL 4 1 4 5 2 2 1 0 1 2
1938–39 Detroit Red Wings NHL 20 3 7 10 0 6 0 0 0 0
1939–40 Detroit Red Wings NHL 48 10 14 24 10 5 3 2 5 0
1940–41 Detroit Red Wings NHL 45 11 17 28 12 9 2 1 3 2
1940–41 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 4 1 4 5 2
1941–42 Detroit Red Wings NHL 48 14 19 33 8 12 5 1 6 6
1942–43 Detroit Red Wings NHL 50 23 22 45 2 9 5 4 9 0
1943–44 Detroit Red Wings NHL 39 35 18 53 4 5 1 2 3 2
1944–45 Detroit Red Wings NHL 43 23 24 47 6 14 3 2 5 2
1945–46 Detroit Red Wings NHL 28 6 4 10 2
1945–46 Indianapolis Capitals AHL 14 6 10 16 0 5 1 2 3 0
1946–47 Omaha Knights USHL 16 6 4 10 2 3 0 1 1 0
1947–48 Omaha Knights USHL 6 4 2 6 2
NHL totals 411 139 138 277 80 77 23 14 37 22

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Preceded by
Sid Abel
Detroit Red Wings captain
1943–44
Succeeded by
Flash Hollett