Praise for ORR: MY STORY
“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
Praise for Bobby Orr
“I’ve seen all the greats since the 1920s, and I’ve never seen a
player with the skills of Orr.”—Clarence Campbell, former NHL
“There’s stars, superstars, and then there’s Bobby Orr.”—Serge
Savard, Montreal Canadiens
“I never knew a single player who could lift a team as Orr
could.” —Stan Mikita, Chicago Blackhawks
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.