“My Heart And My Mind Were Set On Making It To The NHL” | Willie O’Ree, First Black Player To Play In NHL Game, Honored By Boston Bruins Retiring His Number

Willie O’Ree, the first Black player to play in an NHL game, had his number 22 retired by the Boston Bruins on Tuesday, Jan. 18. His name and number was hoisted to the rafters of TD Garden, 64 years to the day he became the first Black NHL player when he debuted with Boston against … Continue reading “My Heart And My Mind Were Set On Making It To The NHL” | Willie O’Ree, First Black Player To Play In NHL Game, Honored By Boston Bruins Retiring His Number