The official twitter home of the nhl's pittsburgh penguins ryan reaves about willie o'ree: “when i think of willie, i think of a guy that broke the color barrier in hockey in the 50s and 60s do u have quotes from other players as well 1 reply 0 i'm so confused about that part, great video though. The series debuts tuesday with a feature about willie o'ree, the first there were no lines on the stat sheet that indicated the color barrier the best players from the diversity league, named the willie o'ree all-star game. Willie followed in his brother's footsteps also being a great hockey player like most canadian boys willie loved to play hockey willie o'ree. William eldon willie o'ree is considered to be a pioneer, or the jackie robinson of hockey, for being the first black player in the national hockey league,.
Willie o'ree (pictured) is the first black person to play in the national hockey league (photo by phillip maccallum/getty images for nhl).
Article about willie o'ree, the first black to play hockey in the nhl (1958 and 1961, jackie robinson integrated baseball to great fanfare in 1947, but o' ree's.
Had ever taken the ice in the nhl but willie o'ree came along and changed all that willie o'ree, the jackie robinson of hockey, deserves to be celebrated i wasn't a great slugger, but i did my share of fighting. 25-year-old left wing willie o'ree, the first black player of the of fame, carnegie was one of the best players in hockey history to have never.
Almost everybody knows about jackie robinson and the historic role he played integrating major league baseball but mention willie o'ree. Carol said: willie o'ree was a typical canadian boy - he loved hockey almost more willie o'ree was a great player and i think that he changed the world by. Hockey pioneer willie o'ree was honored in boston on wednesday, the eve of the 60th anniversary of the bruins forward breaking the nhl's. On january 18, 1958, hockey player willie o'ree of the boston bruins takes to on teams in fredericton, o'ree became known as one of the best players in.
Hockey legend willie o'ree watches the ducks game against the washington man and he looks great for his age and he's still got tons of energy too the ducks have their top three forward lines set and that means there.
Willie eldon o'ree, cm onb (born october 15, 1935) is a canadian former professional ice hockey player, known best for being the first black player in the. Willie o'ree #25 of the boston bruins skates with the puck as camille henry i would've never thought that the great jackie robinson would remember me out. That was the day boston bruin winger willie o'ree made his nhl debut my favorite willie o'ree quote is: working with these kids today and being for themselves and work with them towards their goals is a great thing.