Bobby Orr

Ice Hockey Legend Bobby Orr

Full Name: Robert Gordon Orr
Profession: Ice Hockey Legend


Biography: Played in the NHL for 10 seasons with the Boston Bruins. Widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest hockey players of all time. As a defenceman, he used his ice skating speed and scoring and play-making abilities to revolutionize the position.

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. 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.

Born: March 20, 1948
Birthplace: Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
Age: 74 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces

Married Life

  • 1973-09-08 Canadian ice hockey superstar Bobby Orr (25) weds American speech therapist Peggy Wood at a secret ceremony in Ontario, Canada

Historical Events

  • 1966-09-03 Future Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Orr signs his first NHL contract with the Boston Bruins; 2 year deal paying a then record $70,000 plus signing bonus
  • 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)
  • 1970-03-01 Boston's Bobby Orr becomes the first defenseman in NHL history to score 25 goals in a season during a 3-1 Bruins win over the visiting St. Louis Blues
  • 1970-05-10 Stanley Cup Final, Boston Garden, Boston, MA: Bobby Orr scores famous OT winner as Boston beats St. Louis Blues, 4-3 for 4-0 series sweep; Bruins its first title 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
  • 1972-01-25 25th NHL All-Star Game, East beats West, 3-2; MVP: Bobby Orr, Boston, D, at Metropolitan Sports Centre, Bloomington, Minnesota
  • 1973-03-31 Boston Bruins defenceman Bobby Orr scores his 3rd career hat trick in a 7-3 loss at Toronto to become the first player in NHL history to score 100 points for 4 straight seasons
  • 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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