• Willie O'Ree 'Overwhelmed and Thrilled' as Bruins Retire No. 22 Jersey

    3 monthes ago - By Bleacher Report

    The Boston Bruins retired the No. 22 jersey on Tuesday night in...
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  • Bruins retire Willie O'Ree's No. 22: 'Thrilled and overwhelmed' as NHL community, city of Boston light up for pioneer

    Bruins retire Willie O'Ree's No. 22: 'Thrilled and overwhelmed' as NHL community, city of Boston light up for pioneer

    3 monthes ago - By Sporting News

    Willie O'Ree, the first black player to appear in an NHL game, had his jersey retired at TD Garden on Tuesday night before Bruins vs. Hurricanes.
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  • Willie O'Ree Thankful After Bruins Jersey Raised To TD Garden Rafters

    Willie O'Ree Thankful After Bruins Jersey Raised To TD Garden Rafters

    3 monthes ago - By NESN

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    Bruins legend Willie O'Ree shared Tuesday how he won't forget the feeling as he watched his No. 22 jersey get raised into the rafters at TD Garden before Boston hosted the Carolina Hurricanes.
    O'Ree, 86, participated in the jersey retirement virtually in San Diego. The Bruins honored O'Ree exactly 64 years after he became the NHL's first Black player.
    “Well, I'm greatly thrilled and honored to have the Bruins organization think enough of me to honor me for my number being retired,” O'Ree said as he met with the media shortly after the ceremony.
    “When I started playing...
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  • Willie O'Ree Reveals Favorite Hockey Moments As Bruins Retire His Number

    Willie O'Ree Reveals Favorite Hockey Moments As Bruins Retire His Number

    3 monthes ago - By NESN

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    BOSTON - Willie O'Ree on Tuesday had his jersey number retired by the Boston Bruins, and though he participated in the pregame ceremony from his home in San Diego, he joined reporters on Zoom during the first intermission of Tuesday's game to reflect on his historic career.
    O'Ree, who became the NHL's first Black player upon his Bruins debut exactly 64 years ago - on Jan. 18, 1958 - said his first NHL game naturally remained atop his list of favorite hockey memories.
    “Coming up in 1958 and breaking the color barrier was just a fantastic feat,” O'Ree said. “I didn't...
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  • O'Ree 'overwhelmed' as Bruins retire his jersey

    3 monthes ago - By ESPN

    Willie O'Ree, the first Black player to appear in an NHL game, finally had his No. 22 retired by the Bruins on Tuesday night, before Boston played host to the Carolina Hurricanes at TD Garden.
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  • Boston Bruins retire Willie O'Ree's No. 22

    3 monthes ago - By Yardbarker

    23,376 days. Sixty-four years to the day. This is how long it's been since Willie O'Ree skated onto the ice at the Montreal Forum as a member of the Boston Bruins to break the NHL's color barrier by becoming the first Black player in league history.
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  • Bruins retire Willie O'Ree's jersey number 22

    3 monthes ago - By ProHockeyTalk

    A fitting honor for a trailblazer and Hockey Hall of Famer.
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  • Here's Video of Bruins' Jersey Retirement Ceremony For Willie O'Ree

    3 monthes ago - By NESN

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    BOSTON - Exactly 64 years after he became the NHL's first Black player upon making his debut with the Boston Bruins, Willie O'Ree became the 12th player to have his number retired by the team. His No. 22 was raised to the rafters Tuesday ahead of Boston's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.
    After announcing the Hurricanes' starting lineup, the Bruins first showed a video highlighting facts about O'Ree. Following the national anthem and announcement of the Bruins starters, another video was shown, this one demonstrating O'Ree's impact, incorporating current NHL and...
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  • Watch: Bruins retire Willie O'Ree's number

    3 monthes ago - By TheScore

    Exactly 64 years after Willie O'Ree broke the NHL's color barrier, the Boston Bruins raised the trailblazer's No. 22 to the rafters.
    Gotta See It: What a moment! 🙌 64 years after his NHL debut, Willie O'Ree's No. 22 has been sent to the rafters in recognition of his profound impact on the game of hockey. 👏
    Presented by Charmin | EnjoyTheGo pic.twitter.com/yeG9iw7FEs - Sportsnet January 19, 2022
    The 86-year-old couldn't attend the ceremony but expressed his gratitude in a taped speech that aired before the banner-raising.
    “I knew my heart would be with the Bruins forever." NHLBruins |...
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