Bobby Orr

Bobby Orr is a Canadian former professional hockey player, one of the best of all time, and a definite Boston sport series icon. He played his first NHL career game for the Boston Bruins in 1966 when he was only 18 years old. In his first NHL career game he recorded his first point which was an assist. In his first NHL season Orr won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the leagues most outstanding rookie and was also named to the all-star team.

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In just a few shirt years beginning the 1969-70 NHL season Bobby Orr was on his way to being the best player in the league and in the world. By the end of that season Orr had nearly doubled his scoring totals to 120 points leading the league in scoring.  To this day Bobby Orr is the only defenseman in league history to win the Art Ross Trophy as the leagues leading scorer.Bobby Orr prime Credit:

Orr went on to lead the Bruins winning numerous awards along the way. In addition to the Norris and the Art Ross Trophies, Bobby captured the first of three consecutive Hart trophies as the regular season MVP and later won the Conn Smythe Trophy for his incredible playoff performance becoming the only player in history to win 4 major NHL awards in a single season.

In the 1970 NHL playoffs Orr scored nine goals and seven assists. On May 10,1970 Bobby Orr scored one of the most famous and memorable goals in hockey history and one that gave the Boston Bruins its first Stanley Cup since 1941. Robert Gordon Orr is not only a sports hero and icon in the city of Boston but across the world as well.

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