Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Eddie Bruneteau
The younger brother of the more celebrated Mud Bruneteau was a solid right-winger who contributed on offence. In addition to a decent NHL career, he was a prolific scorer in the minors in several different leagues.

Born in St. Boniface, Manitoba, Bruneteau played junior with the Winnipeg Rangers then two years with the Duluth Zephyrs of the Thunder Bay Senior League. After spending the 1939-40 season with the Omaha Knights, Bruneteau played eleven games the next season with the Detroit Red Wings. The bulk of his time during this time was spent with the senior Quebec Aces.

Beginning in 1944-45, Bruneteau was a regular for three years in Detroit. He often formed a solid line with Carl Liscombe and Murray Armstrong. By 1947-48, the Wings were set at right wing with Gordie Howe, Pete Horeck, Bep Guidolin, and Fern Gauthier. Bruneteau spent six years in the minors where he enjoyed his most productive years from an offensive standpoint. Highlights included scoring 82 goals in two seasons with the USHL's Omaha Knights and being placed on the league's second all-star team in 1950 and 1951. He also skated in the American and Central leagues and was voted on to the IHL's second all-star team after scoring 23 goals for the Milwaukee Clarks. The veteran forward retired in 1954 after playing one season with the Quebec League's Sherbrooke Saints.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1936-37 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 16 17 6 23 6 1 1 0 1 5
1937-38 Duluth Zephyrs IASHL 27 26 11 37 10
1938-39 Duluth Zephyrs IASHL 10 7 1 8 6
1938-39 Duluth Zephyrs USHL 12 8 2 10 12
1939-40 Omaha Knights AHA 37 13 15 28 16 9 2 0 2 0
1940-41 Detroit Red Wings NHL 11 1 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 0
1940-41 Omaha Knights AHA 18 3 2 5 6
1940-41 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 13 3 4 7 6
1941-42 Quebec Aces QSHL 30 10 5 15 17 7 4 1 5 0
1941-42 Quebec Aces Al-Cup 8 8 5 13 0
1942-43 Quebec Aces QSHL 31 20 17 37 0 6 1 2 3 0
1942-43 Quebec Aces Al-Cup 9 9 14 23 4
1943-44 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 1 1 0
1943-44 Quebec Aces QSHL 25 14 27 41 6 15 10 16 26 4
1944-45 Quebec Aces QSHL 2 1 4 5 0
1944-45 Detroit Red Wings NHL 42 12 13 25 6 14 5 2 7 0
1945-46 Detroit Red Wings NHL 46 17 12 29 11 4 1 0 1 0
1946-47 Detroit Red Wings NHL 60 9 14 23 14 4 1 4 5 0
1947-48 Detroit Red Wings NHL 18 1 1 2 2 6 0 0 0 0
1947-48 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 42 19 19 38 16
1948-49 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1948-49 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 61 20 18 38 16 2 0 0 0 0
1949-50 Omaha Knights USHL 69 43 40 83 16 7 5 3 8 0
1950-51 Omaha Knights USHL 56 39 27 66 10 10 6 5 11 0
1951-52 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 56 20 21 41 0
1952-53 Milwaukee Clarks IHL 43 23 28 51 2
1953-54 Sherbrooke Saints QHL 71 4 35 39 4 5 2 3 5 0
NHL Totals 180 40 42 82 35 31 7 6 13 0


Brother of Mud
USHL Second All-Star Team (1950, 1951)
IHL Second All-Star Team (1953)
Traded to Detroit by Duluth (USHL) for cash, October 2, 1939. Signed as a free agent by Quebec (QSHL), November 13, 1941. Traded to Detroit by Quebec (QSHL) for Bob Thorpe, November 16, 1944.