Bruins retiring jersey of NHL barrier breaker Willie O'Ree


The man who broke the NHL's color barrier is taking his place in the Boston garden rafters as the Bruins announced they will retire the number twenty two of Willie re re became the first black player to play in the NHL when he suited up for the Bruins on January eighteenth nineteen fifty eight against the rival Canadians when I arrived in Montreal and I got together with bill Smith and Daniel Patrick and they said well we have we dropped out because we think you could add a little something to the team he says your your brunch that what he says and just go play your game and go with it don't worry about anything else the now eighty five year old re played forty five games over two seasons with the Bruins he was inducted into the hockey hall of fame in two thousand eighteen I'm guessing Coolbaugh

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