Orr: My Story Hardcover – Oct 15 2013
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“A reflection on the nostalgia of playing hockey on frozen ponds growing up in Parry Sound, Ontario, the physical and emotional pain of knee injuries that cut his career short, and the off-ice struggles that the legendary Boston Bruins defenceman hasn’t talked much about … A how-to book by a grandparent about how parents, coaches, and children should approach the sport.” - The Canadian Press
“A must-read for anyone who fondly remembers the glory years of the Big Bad Bruins … Read Orr. It’s like reminiscing with an old friend.” - The Sun Chronicle
About the Author
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.
After his retirement in 1978, Orr was active with business and charitable works, and in 1996, Orr entered the player agent business, and today is president of the Orr Hockey Group agency. He has been invested with the Order of Canada and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and in 2010 was one of eight athletes who bore the Olympic flag out during the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics. The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame is in Parry Sound, Ontario.
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I've read many biographies pertaining to athletes and cannot bear the ones that merely regurgitate the season-by-season retelling of information that can mostly be gleaned from reference books for of statistics. This is not one of those.
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Great book by and about a fantastic hocky player. I come from near Parry Sound so followqed his career with great interest. The book is a must for avid hocky fans!Published 25 days ago by Vernon A. Raaflaub
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was very entertaining. I wish all sports books were as interesting to read. Many thanks to BobbyPublished 3 months ago by brian kell
An interesting read covering Orr's journey to the NHL and his life outside of his professional hockey career. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Joel M.
I remember when Orr broke into the Nhl, a lot memories revisited!Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
My husband loved the book and it is now making the rounds of his hockey loving friendsPublished 7 months ago by Sally Jane