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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

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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NHL game changer Willie O'Ree's number to be retired

NHL game changer Willie O'Ree's number to be retired

3 monthes ago   |   By NBC News

64 years ago, Willie O'Ree became the first Black player to play in the NHL when he joined the Boston Bruins. He has since been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame and serves as a mentor to those who followed in his footsteps. The team is now honoring him by retiring his number 22 jersey.
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Bruins retire Willie O'Ree's jersey number 22

3 monthes ago   |   By NBC Sports

A fitting honor for a trailblazer and Hockey Hall of Famer.
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Bruins retire No. 22 jersey of Willie O'Ree, NHL's first Black player

Bruins retire No. 22 jersey of Willie O'Ree, NHL's first Black player

3 monthes ago   |   By WCVB

The retirement of Willie O'Ree's Bruins jersey comes on the 64th anniversary of his historic NHL debut in a Boston uniform.
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Bruins retire Willie O'Ree's jersey number, honoring first Black NHL player

3 monthes ago   |   By Boston Herald

The Boston Bruins have retired jersey number 22 in honor of Willie O'Ree, the first Black player to compete in the National Hockey League.
“I never expected, when I started playing hockey, that I'd have my number retired up there in the rafters, with so many icons and so many greats,” O'Ree told current Bruins players during a video call shared by the organization.
O'Ree, 86, was called up by the Bruins during his second season with the minor league Quebec Aces. The winger made his debut on the Boston ice on Jan. 18, 1958, against the Montreal Canadiens.
He played 43 games for the Bruins...
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