Legends of Hockey - Spotlight - Bobby Bauer - Treasure Chest
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Combining effective play with gentlemanly conduct was the name of the game for Bobby Bauer,
who was presented with these miniature replica Lady Byng Trophies in back-to-back seasons:
1939-40 and 1940-41. The Bruins' Bauer would later win a third Lady Byng Trophy in 1946-47.

The Boston faithful were incredulous on March 18, 1952 when Milt Schmidt and Woody Dumart were joined by long-retired linemate Bobby Bauer in a game celebrating the retirement of their sweaters. The contest, played March 18, 1952 against the Black Hawks, saw Bauer wear this sweater to score a goal and add an assist in his return after five years of retirement from NHL play.

After having been retired for five seasons, Bobby Bauer returned for one last fling - a one-time reunion of the Kraut Line on the occasion of Milt Schmidt/Woody Dumart Night at the Boston Garden. This Bruins' program from that contest against the Chicago Black Hawks on March 18, 1952 is signed by all three Hall of Fame members of one of the greatest hockey trios of all time.

In order to compile a 'Who's Who' section in the National Hockey League's Guide and Record Book, players were asked to provide information about themselves, like this information sheet on Boston's Bobby Bauer.

The NHL's Public Relations Department issued this statement, announcing that Bobby Bauer was the recipient of the Lady Byng Trophy for 1946-47. This was the third occasion in which Bauer would be rewarded for his gentlemanly demeanor on the ice. He won the award in 1939-40 and 1940-41 as well.