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Encyclopedia > Bobby Orr
Position Defence
Shot Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
Pro Clubs Boston Bruins
Chicago Blackhawks
Nationality Flag of Canada Canada
Born March 20, 1948 (1948-03-20) (age 59),
Parry Sound, ON Canada
Pro Career 1966 – 1978
Hall of Fame, 1979

Robert Gordon "Bobby" Orr, OC (born March 20, 1948 in Parry Sound, Ontario) is a retired Canadian ice hockey defenseman, and is considered to be one of the greatest hockey players of all time.[1][2] He played for the NHL teams Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks. The position an ice hockey player plays can be divided into three basic categories: Forwards Centre Wingers Defenceman Goaltender ... Defence (defense in the U.S.A.) in hockey is a player position with a primary responsibility to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals. ... A shot in ice hockey is an attempt by a player to score a goal by striking the puck with his stick in the direction of the net. ... “Stature” redirects here. ... Weight, in the context of human body weight measurements in the medical sciences and in sports is a measurement of mass, and is thus expressed in units of mass, such as kilograms (kg), or units of force such as pounds (lb). ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... A childs first birthday party. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Parry Sound (population 6,500) is a town in southern Ontario, Canada, located on the eastern shore of Georgian Bay). ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area [1] Ranked... Hockey Hall of Fame logo The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. ... Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country (Hebrews 11. ... is the 79th day of the year (80th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Parry Sound (population 6,500) is a town in southern Ontario, Canada, located on the eastern shore of Georgian Bay). ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. ...

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Playing career

Born in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, Orr displayed his ice hockey talents at a very early age. He started skating and playing Shinny at age four, and was signed by Boston Bruins' scout Wren Blair at the age of twelve. As a 14-year-old he played for the Oshawa Generals in the junior league Ontario Hockey Association, competing against eighteen-, nineteen- and twenty-year-olds; National Hockey League rules dictated that he could not join the Boston Bruins before reaching eighteen. In his third season Orr led the Generals to the OHA championship, and in his final season with Oshawa he averaged two points a game. Prominent Toronto lawyer Alan Eagleson negotiated his first contract with the Bruins. At the time it made Orr the highest-paid player in league history. Parry Sound (population 6,500) is a town in southern Ontario, Canada, located on the eastern shore of Georgian Bay). ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Shinny is an informal type of hockey, either on ice or as street hockey. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Wren Blair (born October 2, 1925 in Lindsay, Ontario) is a former Canadian ice hockey coach. ... 1990 Memorial Cup Champions Oshawa Generals The Oshawa Generals are a junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). ... A typical OHL hockey game. ... “NHL” redirects here. ... The Boston Bruins are a professional ice hockey team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Robert Alan Eagleson (born April 24, 1933) is a Canadian lawyer, politician, hockey agent and promotor, famous for his role in promoting the 1972 Summit Series between Canada and the Soviet Union, the Canada Cup (now the World Cup of Hockey), and his representation of famous hockey players such as...


In his first professional season—although missing nine games with a knee injury presaging such woes throughout his career—he won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the league's outstanding rookie and, while the perennially cellar-dwelling Bruins finished in last place that season, sparked a renaissance that propelled the Bruins to make the playoffs the following twenty-nine straight seasons. New York Rangers defenseman Harry Howell, the winner of the Norris Trophy as the league's best defenseman in Orr's rookie year, famously predicted that he was glad to win when he did, because "Orr will own this trophy from now on." The 1966-67 NHL season was the 50th season of the National Hockey League. ... Calder Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Calder Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the best rookie in the National Hockey League. ... The New York Rangers are a professional ice hockey team based in New York, New York, U.S.A. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... Henry Vernon (Harry) Howell was a Canadian Professional Hockey player. ... The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League defenceman who demonstrates the greatest ability, by a poll of the Professional Hockey Writers Association. ...


An injury to his right knee limited Orr to just 46 games in the 1968 season, but he nonetheless won the first of eight straight Norris trophies. In 1970 he did the unthinkable, doubling his scoring total from the previous season to score 120 points, six shy of the league record and becoming the first (and to date, only) defenseman in history to win the Art Ross Trophy as the league's leading scorer. Besides the Norris and Art Ross, Orr also captured the first of his three consecutive Hart Trophies as regular-season MVP and later won the Conn Smythe Trophy for his playoff heroics, being the only player in history to win four major NHL awards in one season. He went on to lead the Bruins in a march through the playoffs that culminated on May 10, 1970, when he scored one of the most famous goals in hockey history to give Boston its first Stanley Cup in 29 years. The subsequent image of Orr flying through the air, his arms raised in victory—he had been tripped by Blues' defenseman Noel Picard at the moment of shooting—became a prize-winning photograph and is arguably the most famous and recognized hockey image of all time. The 1967-68 NHL season was the 51st regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1969-70 NHL season was the 53rd season of the National Hockey League. ... The Art Ross Trophy on display at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. ... Conn Smythe Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Conn Smythe Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey Leagues Stanley Cup playoffs. ... is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ...

Bobby Orr scoring "The Goal" against the St. Louis Blues, winning the 1969-70 Stanley Cup.
Bobby Orr scoring "The Goal" against the St. Louis Blues, winning the 1969-70 Stanley Cup.

The following year, 1971, in a season where the powerhouse Bruins shattered dozens of league offensive records, Orr finished second in league scoring while setting records that still stand for points in a season by a defenceman and for plus/minus (+124) by any position player. He led the Bruins to the Stanley Cup again the following season, leading the league in scoring in the playoffs and scoring the championship-winning goal en route to his second Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The St. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1969-70 NHL season was the 53rd season of the National Hockey League. ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... The 1970-71 NHL season was the 54th season of the National Hockey League. ... Conn Smythe Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Conn Smythe Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the most valuable player during the National Hockey Leagues Stanley Cup playoffs. ...


His knee problems would take an increasing toll after 1973. Despite being limited by knee injuries which would later force him to retire early, he continued to dominate the National Hockey League during his career, leading the Bruins to another first place league finish and the Stanley Cup finals in 1974. In a shortened career, he still won the James Norris Memorial Trophy as the league's most outstanding defenseman eight times, more than any other player in NHL history. Norris Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The James Norris Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey Leagues top defenceman. ...


In 1976, despite several knee operations that left him playing in severe pain, Orr was named the most valuable player in the Canada Cup international competition. Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Following the exciting 1972 Summit Series between Canada and the Soviet Union, interest in a world professional ice hockey championship increased substantially. ...


At the end of the 1976 season, the Bruins offered Orr one of the most lucrative contracts in sports history, including over 18% ownership in the Bruins organization. However, Eagleson, who by this time was doubling as Orr's agent and executive director of the NHLPA, falsely told Orr that the Chicago Black Hawks had a better deal and never told Orr about the Bruins' offer of part-ownership. Years later, it emerged that Eagleson had very good relations with Black Hawks owner Bill Wirtz, and frequently colluded with owners he favoured to hold down salaries. The classic NHL shield logo The 1975-76 NHL season was the 59th season of the National Hockey League. ... The National Hockey League Players Association or NHLPA is a labour union that represents the interests of the hockey players in the National Hockey League. ... The Chicago Blackhawks are a National Hockey League team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... William W. (Bill) Wirtz (born October 5, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois) is the chief executive officer and controlling shareholder of the family-owned Wirtz Corp. ... Look up collusion in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Orr subsequently signed with Chicago, but his injuries rendered him too severely hurt to play effectively, and, after playing in only 26 games over the next three seasons, retired in 1979. Famously, he never cashed a Chicago pay check, stating that he was paid to play hockey and would not accept a salary if he wasn't playing.


Orr retired having scored 270 goals and 645 assists in 657 games, adding 953 penalty minutes. At the time of his retirement, he was the leading defenseman in league history in goals, assists and points, 10th overall in assists and 19th in points. The only players in league history scoring more points per game than Orr are Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Mike Bossy. Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26, 1961) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently part-owner and head coach of the Phoenix Coyotes. ... Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey centre who played 17 seasons for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League between 1984 and 2006. ... Michael Mike Bossy (born in Montreal, Quebec, on January 22, 1957) was an ice hockey player who played for the New York Islanders during their four-year reign as Stanley Cup champions in the early 1980s. ...


Style of play

Orr inspired the game of hockey with his command of the two-way game, which was unique for a defenseman. Defensemen with goal scoring ability were not common in the NHL prior to his arrival, although there were some historically notable exceptions such as Eddie Shore, Doug Harvey and Red Kelly. However, their total offensive impact was limited to playmaking for the most part. Orr was unique in that he could score goals as well, and he influenced countless defensemen who followed him. His speed, most notably a rapid acceleration, and his open ice artistry electrified fans as he set almost every conceivable record for a defenseman. In contrast to the style of hanging back defensive play common in the later 1950s and 1960s, Orr was known for his fluid skating and end-to-end rushing. Orr's rushing enabled him to be where the puck was, enabling him not only to score effectively but also defend when necessary. According to longtime Bruins' coach and general manager Harry Sinden, "Bobby became a star in the NHL about the time they played the National Anthem for his first game with us."[3] Eddie The Edmonton Express Shore (born November 25, 1902 in Fort QuAppelle, Saskatchewan, Canada - died March 16, 1985) was a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... For the article on the baseball umpire, see: Doug Harvey (umpire) Douglas Norman Harvey (December 19, 1924 - December 26, 1989) was a star player in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... 1967: Kelly,right,with Frank Mahovlich and Torontos last Stanley Cup Leonard Patrick Red Kelly, CM (born 9 July 1927 in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada) is a former hockey player in the NHL. A solid, playmaking defenceman, he joined the Detroit Red Wings in 1947. ... Harry James Sinden (born September 14, 1932 in Collins Bay, Ontario, Canada) was the long-time general manager, coach, and president for the Boston Bruins NHL hockey team, and was the coach of the Team Canada during the 1972 Summit Series. ...


Retirement

After more than a dozen knee operations forced Orr's early retirement in 1979, the NHL waived the mandatory three-year waiting period for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, and he was enshrined at age 31 — the youngest player ever to be inducted, and one of only ten players to get in without having to wait three years. "Losing Bobby," said Gordie Howe, "was the greatest blow the National Hockey League has ever suffered." One of Orr's lasting legacies is that his popularity helped to cement the expansion of the NHL in America and his 4 jersey - which was retired by the Bruins in January, 1979 - was popular with fans there. Hockey Hall of Fame logo The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. ... Gordon Gordie Howe, OC (born March 31, 1928 in Floral, Saskatchewan) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player who played for the Detroit Red Wings and Hartford Whalers in the NHL, and the Houston Aeros and New England Whalers in the WHA. He is often referred to as Mr. ... The classic NHL shield logo, used until the end of the 2004 lockout. ...


He has been honored with his name recorded on Canada's Walk of Fame. A museum exists in his honor in his home town of Parry Sound called the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame. In 1979 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Canadas Walk of Fame acknowledges the achievements and accomplishments of successful Canadians. ... Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country (Hebrews 11. ...


Orr later played a role in the exposure of Eagleson's misconduct over the years. In addition to misleading his clients about contract terms, Eagleson used the NHLPA pension fund to enrich himself. Eventually, Eagleson was convicted in American and Canadian courts and sentenced to 18 months in Canadian prison, of which he served six months. Orr, who once considered Eagleson a "big brother," was one of several players who threatened to resign from the Hall of Fame if Eagleson wasn't removed. Facing certain expulsion, Eagleson resigned from the Hall soon after his conviction in 1998. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


Subsequent to his playing career, Orr served briefly as an assistant coach for Chicago, and as a consultant to the NHL and the Hartford Whalers, spending the bulk of his retirement years as a Boston-area bank executive. He is currently a player-agent in Boston. For a number of years, Orr coached a team of top Canadian Hockey League players against a similar team coached by Don Cherry in the CHL Top Prospects Game. The Hartford Whalers (known as the New England Whalers as a World Hockey Association (WHA) franchise from 1972-79), was a National Hockey League (NHL) team that played from 1979-97. ... The Canadian Hockey League is an umbrella organization for three Canadian based Major Junior A hockey leagues for players 15 to 20 years of age. ... Donald Stewart Grapes Cherry, (born February 5, 1934 in Kingston, Ontario, Canada) is a hockey commentator for CBC Television. ... The CHL Top Prospects Game is an annual event in which forty of the top draft eligible prospects in the Canadian Hockey League play against each other, each hoping to boost their draft ranking with the NHL scouts and general managers who attend. ...


Career achievements and facts

  • Currently 6th all-time by a defenseman in career goals, 11th in career assists and 9th in points.
  • Currently 51st overall in league history in career assists and 80th in career points.
  • Named to the NHL First All-Star Team in 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1975.
  • Named to the Second All-Star Team in 1967.
  • Awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy in 1967.
  • Awarded the James Norris Trophy in 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1975.
  • Won the Art Ross Trophy in 1969-70 and 1974-75, the only defenseman to ever lead the league in scoring.
  • Awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy in 1970, 1971 and 1972.
  • Awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy in 1970 and 1972, the first two-time winner of the playoff MVP award.
  • Stanley Cup winner in 1970 and 1972.
  • Besides the Stanley Cup, captured the Norris Trophy, Art Ross Trophy, Hart Trophy, and Conn Smythe Trophy in 1970, the only player in history to win four major NHL awards in one season.
  • Played in the NHL All-Star Game in 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1975.
  • Won Lou Marsh Trophy as Canadian athlete of the year in 1970
  • NHL Plus/Minus leader in 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974 and 1975, the most in history.
  • Awarded the Lester B. Pearson Award in 1975.
  • Named the Canada Cup Tournament MVP in 1976.
  • Awarded the Lester Patrick Trophy in 1979.
  • Named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1979.
  • Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979, with the mandatory three-year waiting period waived, making him the youngest inductee at 31 years of age.
  • Received Sports Illustrated magazine's "Sportsman of the Year" award in 1970.
  • Voted the greatest athlete in Boston history in the Boston Globe newspaper's poll of New Englanders, beating out Ted Williams, Bill Russell, Carl Yastrzemski and Bob Cousy.
  • Voted second greatest hockey player of all time by an expert committee in 1997 by The Hockey News, ahead of Gordie Howe and behind Wayne Gretzky, as well as being named the top defenseman of all time.

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Records

  • Most points in one NHL season by a defenseman (139; 1970–71).
  • Most assists in one NHL season by a defenseman (102; 1970–71).
  • Highest plus/minus in one NHL season (+124; 1970-71).
  • Tied for most assists in one NHL game by a defenseman (6; tied with Babe Pratt, Pat Stapleton, Ron Stackhouse, Paul Coffey and Gary Suter).
  • Held record for most assists in one NHL season from 1971 to 1981 (102; broken by Wayne Gretzky and also bettered by Mario Lemieux), this is still a record for a defenseman.
  • Held record for most goals in one NHL season by a defenseman from 1971 to 1986 (37 in 1971, broke own record in 1975 with 46; broken in 1986 by Paul Coffey with 48).

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Career statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM PM PP SH GW GP G A Pts PIM
1962-63 Oshawa Generals OHA 34 6 15 21 45
1963-64 Oshawa Generals OHA 56 29 43 72 142 6 0 7 7 21
1964-65 Oshawa Generals OHA 56 34 59 93 112 6 0 6 6 10
1965-66 Oshawa Generals OHA 47 38 56 94 92 17 9 19 28 14
1966-67 Boston Bruins NHL 61 13 28 41 102 N/A N/A N/A N/A -- -- -- -- --
1967-68 Boston Bruins NHL 46 11 20 31 63 +30 3 0 1 4 0 2 2 2
1968-69 Boston Bruins NHL 67 21 43 64 133 +65 4 0 2 10 1 7 8 10
1969-70 Boston Bruins NHL 76 33 87 120 125 +54 11 4 3 14 9 11 20 14
1970-71 Boston Bruins NHL 78 37 102 139 91 +124 5 3 5 7 5 7 12 10
1971-72 Boston Bruins NHL 76 37 80 117 106 +86 11 4 4 15 5 19 24 19
1972-73 Boston Bruins NHL 63 29 72 101 99 +56 7 1 3 5 1 1 2 7
1973-74 Boston Bruins NHL 74 32 90 122 82 +84 11 0 4 16 4 14 18 28
1974-75 Boston Bruins NHL 80 46 89 135 101 +80 16 2 4 3 1 5 6 2
1975-76 Boston Bruins NHL 10 5 13 18 22 +10 3 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
1976-77 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 20 4 19 23 25 +6 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
1978-79 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 6 2 2 4 4 +2 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
OHA Totals 193 107 173 280 391 29 9 32 41 45
NHL Totals 657 270 645 915 953 +597 73 15 26 74 26 66 92 92

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International play

  • Was named to Canada's 1972 Summit Series team, but did not play in a game due to injury
  • Played for Team Canada in the 1976 Canada Cup

International Statistics Yvan Cournoyer (Canada) shooting towards Vladislav Tretiak (USSR) during a game of the Summit Series The (1972) Summit Series as it eventually came to be known, was the first competition between full-strength Soviet and Canadian national ice hockey teams. ... Following the exciting 1972 Summit Series between Canada and the Soviet Union, interest in a world professional ice hockey championship increased substantially. ...

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
1972 Canada Summit 0 0 0 0 0
1976 Canada Canada Cup 7 2 7 9 8

Player agent

ORR Hockey Group is a Boston based player agent majority owned by Orr and repurchased in Feb 2002. The group represents such surging young talent as Jason Spezza, Eric Staal, Jordan Staal, Rick DiPietro, Nathan Horton, Jeff Carter and, Anthony Stewart. Jason Anthony Rocco Spezza (born June 13, 1983 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey currently playing centre for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League. ... Eric Joseph Brent Staal (born on 29 October 1984 in Thunder Bay, Ontario) is a Canadian ice hockey player who currently plays for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League. ... Jordan Staal (born on September 10, 1988 in Thunder Bay, Ontario) is a professional ice hockey player for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League. ... Rick DiPietro (born September 19, 1981 in Winthrop, Mass) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the NHLs New York Islanders. ... Nathan Horton (b. ... Jeff Carter (born January 1, 1985 in London, Ontario) is a Canadian professional ice hockey center currently playing for the Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL. // Jeff Carter began his hockey career with the Sault Ste. ... Anthony Stewart (born January 5, 1985 in LaSalle, Quebec, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player. ...


Spezza, when asked on the experience of having Orr as an agent, replied: "I don't think I have a true feeling for how great he is. I have so much respect for him. I watch him on tapes and it's just ridiculous how good he was compared to the guys he was playing against. He's a great guy and you don't even know it's Bobby Orr, the way he talks to you."[4]


Cultural references

  • Orr is mentioned in the They Might Be Giants song "Wicked Little Critta", on their Mink Car album.
  • He is mentioned in a song by The Tragically Hip, "Fireworks", from their 1998 album Phantom Power. The lyrics are: "If there's a goal that everyone remembers it was back in ol' 72 ...You held my hand and we walked home the long way/You were loosening my grip on Bobby Orr..." The song refers to Paul Henderson's winning goal in the 1972 Canada-USSR summit series. Actually, Orr missed this tournament because of an injury, although he was on the roster.

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References

  1. ^ [1] CBC News Archive
  2. ^ [2] Bio from Hockey Hall of Fame
  3. ^ Hockey '75: Stars And Records, p. 52, Hal Bock, Pyramid Books, 1974
  4. ^ interview

External links

Awards
Preceded by
Phil Esposito
Winner of the Art Ross Trophy
1970
Succeeded by
Phil Esposito
Preceded by
Phil Esposito
Winner of the Art Ross Trophy
1975
Succeeded by
Guy Lafleur
Preceded by
Brit Selby
Winner of the Calder Trophy
1967
Succeeded by
Derek Sanderson
Preceded by
Serge Savard
Winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy
1970
Succeeded by
Ken Dryden
Preceded by
Ken Dryden
Winner of the Conn Smythe Trophy
1972
Succeeded by
Yvan Cournoyer
Preceded by
Phil Esposito
Winner of the Hart Trophy
1970, 1971, 1972
Succeeded by
Bobby Clarke
Preceded by
Harry Howell
Winner of the Norris Trophy
1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975
Succeeded by
Denis Potvin
Preceded by
Russ Jackson
Lou Marsh Trophy winner
1970
Succeeded by
Hervé Filion
Persondata
NAME Orr, Robert Gordon
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Orr, Bobby
SHORT DESCRIPTION Professional ice hockey player
DATE OF BIRTH March 20, 1948
PLACE OF BIRTH Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
DATE OF DEATH
PLACE OF DEATH

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Bobby Orr pictures and biography (205 words)
Bobby Orr was born on 15 August 1928 in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland..His childhood was spent surrounded by, and immersed in, the rich drumming traditions for which the Scots are world renowned.
Bobby's father was a drum major, and it was probably written in the stars that he would become a drummer The fact that he began at the tender age of three gives you some idea of the talent we' are dealing with here.
Bobby Orr is one of the true talents of British drumming - a simple summing up for a man who has spent the best part of 70 years playing the instrument we love.
Bobby Orr Biography, pictures and stats - Hockey Fans (465 words)
Bobby Orr was born on March 20, 1948, in the town of Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada.
Bobby Orr had an enormous impact on the game of hockey, pioneering the "mobile" or "rushing defenseman".
Orr is still involved in hockey in his current capacity as a player agent.
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