No monuments stand in Boston for Willie O'Ree. No Massachusetts highways bear his name. Neither the Bruins nor any NHL team has retired his number 22.
Yet Willie O'Ree is hailed as "The Jackie Robinson of Hockey" the first black man to skate in the NHL. Unlike Robinson, he was not a big star. He played only a handful of NHL games for the Bruins. But if O'Ree's career may not be Hockey Hall of Fame stuff, his... More >>>