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Monsieur Woodrow Wilson Clarence Dumart

Nickname: Woody, Porky
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 200 lbs
Position: Left Wing
Shoots: Left
Date of Birth: December 23, 1916
Place of Birth: Berlin, Canada
Date of Death: October 19, 2001 (Age: 84)

Stanley Cup Champion (1939, 1941)
Stanley Cup Finalist (1946, 1953)
Second All-Star Team Centre (1940, 1941, 1947)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (1947, 1948)
Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame (1992)

Top-10 Scoring (2nd, 9th)
Top-10 Goalscoring (2nd, 8th, 8th)
Top-10 Assist (6th, 9th)
Top-10 Playoff Scoring (5th)
Top-10 Playoff Goalscoring (5th, 6th)
Top-10 Playoff Assist (8th, 9th, 9th)
Top-10 Lady Bing Nomination (2nd, 5th)

- With the Kitchener juniors, Woody Dumart actually played defenseman. In his first camp with the Boston Bruins, he was immediately placed alongside Milt and Bobby
- Dumart shot was so heavy that goaltender Cecil Thompson used to step out of the net in practice when he would step in front of him
- Later in his career, Dumart became the elder statesman of the Bruins dressing room and was always put his game jersey at 8:00PM sharp
- Dumart registered five 20-goals season in his career. At the end of the 1950-51 season, only 21 players had accomplished that fate in the NHL (Only one of them isn't an Hall of Fame player)
- Woody retired as the leading scoring left wing in Bruins' history
- On his way to Raymond Bourque Night at the FleetCenter, Woody suddenly became ill with heart trouble and was taken to hospital, where he died on October 19th, 2001.

Originally Posted by HHOF
Known as the one of the best two-way players in the game, Woody Dumart played 16 years in the National Hockey League with the Boston Bruins.

An outstanding defensive left winger with an above-average scoring touch, Woodrow "Woody" Dumart played nearly 800 regular-season games for the Boston Bruins between 1935 and 1954. He was best known for his achievements with Milt Schmidt and Bobby Bauer on the feared Kraut Line. His leadership and high standard of play made Dumart a fan favorite and helped the Bruins win the Stanley Cup twice.

He proved to be a determined competitor who relished the chance to perform a checking role. Dumart also chipped in with a respectable 27 points in 48 games that year.

By the 1938-39 season, the Kraut Line was working wonders in the NHL. Their offensive proficiency and competitive spirit were crucial to the Bruins' second Stanley Cup win in franchise history in 1939. Dumart continued to check the top right wingers in the game and also recorded his first 20-goal season in 1939-40. The following season he helped Boston win its second Stanley Cup title in three years. Dumart's stellar contribution didn't go unnoticed. Following both the 1939-40 and 1940-41 seasons he was voted to the NHL's Second All-Star Team.

After the war, he returned to the league and enjoyed some of his finest seasons, statistically. He recorded four 20-goal seasons between 1946 and 1951 and took part in the first two annual NHL All-Star games in 1947 and 1948.

Over the years he accumulated 211 goals and 429 points while becoming one of the most respected and popular Bruins of his era.
Originally Posted by Wikipedia
Dumart - at 6'1", one of the largest wingers of his day - was the skilled checking and defensive component to the line, while contributing good scoring, and helped lead the Bruins to Stanley Cup victories in 1939 and 1941. His contributions were recognized by being named the left wing on the Second All-Star Team in both 1940 and 1941.
Originally Posted by In the Game
An excellent two-way performer, the 6'1, 190 lb. Dumart was a five-time 20-goal scorer and was named to the NHL Second All-Star Team three times in 1940, 1941 and 1947. Not only was he a dangerous offensive performer, but Dumart often drew the task of shadowing opponents' top snipers.
Originally Posted by Who's Who in Hockey
The Boston Bruins' crack Kraut Line usually spotlighted center Milt Schmidt or right-winger Bobby Bauer. But it's left-winger, Woodrow Wilson Clarence ''Woody'' Dumart, packed a hard shot and did the less flashy checking that kept him more in the shadows than his pals.

One of Dumart' least-publicized but most effective performances occured during the 1953 Stanley Cup semifinals against the first-place Detroit Red Wings. Woody, an aging veteran, was asked to shadow the inimitable Gordie Howe, Detroit's crack right wing. Dumart accomplished his task so well that the Bruins upset the Red Wings in six games and Howe was limited to only two goals.
Originally Posted by Ultimate Hockey
Dumart was the least publicized of the Krauts. Still, with his clean, hard checking and shot of the wing, he was a valuable member of the Boston Bruins through his career.

You'd think a player of Dumart's size would of racked up more penalty minutes. Not so. He was an honest player who played heads-up hockey. He was especially reliable in important games.

Dumart, as one of the finer two-way talent of his time, was often called upon to cover some of the game's greatest players. Just as the Canadiens' Claude Provost would do to Bobby Hull years later, Dumart shut down Gordie Howe in the 1953 playoffs. Big Howe scored only twice in six games. Dumart's linemate at the time, Joe Klukay, did a fine job silencing Ted Lindsay in that series. Dumart and Klukay were the reason Boston upset the powerhouse Red Wings.

Woody Dumart, a beefy, hard-working left-flanker.

Peak Years 1940-44
In a Word STOUT
Originally Posted by Trail of the Stanley Cup, vol.2
[In 1937], the big left winger was yet to display his prowess as a goal-getter.

Although a big man, Dumart was not as aggresive as Schmidt who was regarded as the policeman. However, Woody could take care of himself and played hard clean hockey
- Woody Dumart with his tremendous offense, with his shot, his very heavy shot. [...] But beside that he probably regard as one of the most capable defensive hockey players in the National Hockey League beside scoring his goals.'' - Milt Schmidt
- Woody was a very quiet person and the success which he enjoyed in the NHL he accepted with grace. He never was the one to brag and was always someone to pat someone else on the back, but himself. It's just the kind of a person he was. - Milt Schmidt
- He is noted, no doubt about it, as one of the better defensive forward in the National Hockey League ever. - Milt Schmidt
- There is many games I can think of, particularly the 1938-39 season where we won the Stanley Cup and the job he did on Alex Shibicky against the New York Rangers. Woody did a great job on Shibicky during that series. Also the 1940-41 series, he was tremendous in the playoffs. In those days when the playoffs were around, it was very tight, there was not many offence like it is today, but in our day Woody was really a tremendous player for that reason that he was a great defensives hockey player and a great playoff hockey player - Milt Schmidt
- I think that you can ask anyone outside of myself who played with him for great many years that he was a hockey Hall of Fame material. Woody deserve that through his great play and through his steady play continuously through his whole career - Milt Schmidt
- I know few man who excelled Woody in his talent, both ways on the ice. Opponents always hated to play against him because he was so strong and checked them so closely. But they never resented him, because he played the game so cleanly - Milt Schmidt


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