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Jan 18, 3 months ago

Willie O’Ree honored on historic 60th anniversary

Willie O’Ree honored on historic 60th anniversary

He is the Jackie Robinson of the National Hockey League. “I came here in 1957 for my first training camp,” Willie O’Ree said Wednesday afternoon. “Johnny Bucyk took me under his wing. I fell in love with the city and just had a great time.”…

Jan 18, 8 years ago

Today in NHL, Bruins’ history: Willie O’Ree

On this day, 53 years ago, the Boston Bruins made history in Montreal. It wasn’t the 3-0 victory over the Canadiens that forever changed the game, but the player who took the ice. On January 18, 1958, 23-year-old Willie O’Ree became the f…