Trailblazing Hockey Player Willie O'Ree To Have Jersey Retired


Legendary hockey player Willie O'Ree-the first Black player in the NHL-played a transformative role in shaping the sport and he will be honored for his contributions in a major way. The 86-year-old trailblazer will have his jersey retired by the Boston Bruins, the Denver Channel reported.

O'Ree made his debut with the Boston Bruins in 1958. Over the course of his career-which lasted for 24 seasons-he encountered harrowing experiences due to the color of his skin.... Read more


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