November 28, 1914|
St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada
April 15, 1982 (aged 67)|
Houston, Texas, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
Detroit Red Wings
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 most famous for ending the longest game in NHL playoff history. A rookie, 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, at the Montreal Forum, against the Montreal Maroons, Mud scored the winning goal at 16:30 of the sixth overtime (116:30 of total overtime) to win the first game of the best-of-five series for Detroit, 1–0. Bruneteau batted a rolling puck past Maroons' goalie Lorne Chabot for the decisive score. Teammate Hec Kilrea was credited with an assist on the play. The game ended at 2:25 a.m. (The length of the game eclipsed the previous record of 104 minutes and 46 seconds of overtime set three years earlier in a 1933 series between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins. Ken Doraty scored the winner in that game for Toronto, which also ended 1-0.) Detroit swept the series versus the Maroons in three straight games and went on to win the Stanley Cup. Bruneteau had his best season in 1943–44 when he scored 35 goals in 39 games in the 50 game NHL season.
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.
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- List of the longest NHL overtime games
- list of NHL players who spent their entire career with one franchise
Awards and achievements
- 3× Stanley Cup champion (1936, 1937, and 1943)
- "Honoured Member" of the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame
- Biographical information and career statistics from Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
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