Bobby Orr, born in Parry Sound, Ontario, in 1948, played for the Boston Bruins from 1966 through 1976, and helped lead the Bruins to the Stanley Cup championship in 1970 and 1972, and to the finals in 1974. He also played two years for the Chicago Blackhawks. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest hockey players – maybe the greatest hockey player – of all time. His speed and scoring and playmaking abilities revolutionized the position of defenseman. As of this date, he remains the only defenseman to have won the Art Ross Trophy league scoring title – twice – and still holds the record for most points and assists at that position. Orr won a record eight consecutive Norris Trophies as the NHL’s best defenseman and three consecutive Hart Trophies as the league’s MVP, as well as two Conn Smythe Trophies as the Stanley Cup MVP. He is the only player in history to have won the Ross, Norris, Hart, and Conn Smythe Trophies in a single season. He was inducted in the Hockey Hall of Fame at the age of 31 – the youngest living player to receive that honor.
This is the best sports story I've ever read. Probably because it's the only sportsman I've ever thought worthy of the effort.Published 1 month ago by ChrisP, Wpg
A simple biography of a humble man. Bobby Orr is, justifiably, a hockey legend and he accepts that he has earned fame legitimately. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ken Wilson
Gift for my Dad - though he was a diehard Montreal Canadiens fan, he was an even bigger Bobby Orr fan. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jacinta King
Was a gift, so I solicited an opinion as I have not read it.Published 2 months ago by jTrainmanjohn