Bruins To Honor NHL's First Black Player O'Ree


Bruins To Honor NHL's First Black Player O'Ree

The Boston Bruins will retire Willie O'Ree's No. 22 and raise it into the rafters this season, honoring him for being the NHL's first Black player. The Bruins will celebrate O'Ree in a ceremony on Feb. 18 before a game against the New Jersey Devils. O'Ree, who debuted for the Bruins 63 years ago, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame under the builder category in 2018, an honor that was viewed as long overdue.
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