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The NHL said Thursday it asked the Bruins and O'Ree to postpone the ceremony until Jan. 18-- 64 years to the day that he ended up being the league's first Black gamer. A Canadian who was legally blind in one eye after being struck by a puck in juniors, O'Ree broke the NHL's colour barrier when he took the ice for Boston against the Montreal Canadiens on Jan. 18, 1958. O'Ree played two video games for the Bruins that season and 43 more in 1960-'61 prior to he was traded to the Canadiens; he never ever made it back to the NHL.
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A Canadian who was lawfully blind in one eye after being struck by a puck in juniors, O'Ree broke the NHL's colour barrier when he took the ice for Boston versus the Montreal Canadiens on Jan. 18, 1958. It was more than a years after Jackie Robinson incorporated baseball, however still before the crosstown Red Sox fielded their very first Black gamer.

O'Ree played 2 games for the Bruins that season and 43 more in 1960-'61 before he was traded to the Canadiens; he never made it back to the NHL. In all, he had 4 goals and 10 helps.

He has been working for the NHL as a variety ambassador considering that 1998.


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