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Bruins retiring jersey of NHL barrier breaker Willie O'Ree


More than 60 years after he broke the NHL's color barrier, Willie O’Ree will soon add another milestone to his career. 22 jersey retired prior to the team's Feb. 18 game against the New Jersey Devils. "I’m overwhelmed and thrilled about having my Bruins jersey hung up in the rafters." O’Ree, who was legally blind in one eye, played two seasons for the Bruins, retiring from professional hockey in 1979. With Massachusetts' COVID-19 restrictions currently prohibiting fans from being in attendance at Bruins games, it is likely O'Ree will be honored in a mostly empty Garden.


Source: Fox News January 12, 2021 23:37 UTC



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