Bobby Orr Biography

Robert Gordon Orr, OC is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. Orr played in the National Hockey League for ten seasons with the Boston Bruins, joining the Chicago Black Hawks for two more. Orr is widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest hockey players of all time. As a defenceman, Orr used his ice skating speed and scoring and play-making abilities to revolutionize the position. As of 2013, Orr remains the only defenceman to have won the league scoring title with two Art Ross Trophies and holds the record for most points and assists in a single season by a defenceman. Orr won a record eight consecutive Norris Trophies as the NHL's best defenceman and three consecutive Hart Trophies as the league's most valuable player. Orr was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979 at age 31. He was the youngest to be inducted into the Hall at that time. After his hockey career Bobby Orr became a well known scout for many professional teams. He also spends most of his time talking to and mentoring young exuberant skaters.

Orr started in organized hockey at age five. He first played as a forward, but was later moved to defence by his coach, Royce Tennant. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Bobby Orr
Full Name:
Robert Gordon Orr
Nationality:
Canada
Profession:
Ice hockey player, Coach
Date of Birth:
March 20, 1948 (69)
Astrological Sign:
Pisces
Marriages
  • 1973-09-08
    Ice hockey star Bobby Orr (25) weds speech therapist Peggy Wood at a secret ceremony in Ontario, Canada
Bobby Orr Timeline
  • 1966-10-19
    Bobby Orr makes his NHL regular-season debut for the Boston Bruins against the Detroit Red Wings
  • 1966-10-22
    Ice hockey legend Bobby Orr scores his first career goal (vs Montreal Canadiens)
  • 1968-12-14
    Bobby Orr scores first career hat trick (vs Chicago Blackhawks)
  • 1970-05-10
    Bobby Orr scores one of the most famous goals in hockey history, an overtime goal that gives the Boston Bruins its first Stanley Cup since 1941
  • 1971-08-26
    Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Boston Bruins worth one million dollars, the first million dollar contract in NHL history
  • 1975-11-28
    Bobby Orr plays his last game for the Boston Bruins
  • 1976-06-08
    Bobby Orr signs a five-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks
  • 1978-10-28
    Bobby Orr scores his last career NHL goal (vs Detroit Red Wings)
  • 1979-01-09
    Bobby Orr's #4 jersey is retired by the Boston Bruins
  • 2013-11-03
    Bobby Orr's autobiography "Orr: My Story" debuts at the #8 position on The New York Times best seller list for nonfiction
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