Bobby Orr facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBobby Orr
|Hockey Hall of Fame, 1979|
Bobby Orr at the 2010 NHL Winter Classic, January 1, 2010
|Born||March 20, 1948
Parry Sound, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|Played for||Boston Bruins
Chicago Black Hawks
Bobby Orr's ice hockey skills were evident at a very early age. He was signed by the Boston Bruins at twelve. As a 14-year-old, he played junior hockey against eighteen, nineteen and twenty-year-olds. He signed his first pro contract with the Boston Bruins in 1966.
In his first professional season, he won the Calder Memorial Trophy as top rookie in the league. Orr only played 46 games in the 1967-68 NHL season because he was injured, but won the Norris Trophy. In the 1969-70 season, he scored 120 points and became the only defenseman in history to win the Art Ross Trophy, for leading the league in scoring. He also won the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Conn Smythe Trophy. In 1976, Bobby Orr was named the most valuable player in the inaugural Canada Cup Tournament. Orr was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in 1976. He would only play 26 games over the next three seasons because of problems with his knees.
Orr was inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979.
Images for kids
Player numbers retired by the Bruins hoisted at the TD Garden rafters. Orr's number was retired with the club in 1979.
Orr prepares for the ceremonial puck drop with Bobby Clarke prior to the 2010 NHL Winter Classic
Orr (centre, background), stands next to Derek Sanderson, and Ken Hodge while listening to Johnny Bucyk's speech. Orr has maintained relations with several former teammates from his career.
Skates used by Orr during the 1970's, at the Orr exhibit of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Orr was inducted into the Hall in 1979.
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