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Willie Eldon O'Ree, CM, ONB is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, known best for being the first black player in the National Hockey League.


They call him the “Jackie Robinson of hockey,” but to get that honor, it cost Willie O'Ree the sight in his right eye and many nights of racial slurs, threats a…


Willie O'Ree was born October 15, 1935 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. A graduate of the New Brunswick Amateur Hockey Association, O'Ree who was known ...


Jan 16, 2017 ... Willie O'Ree broke the league's color barrier in 1958.


The San Francisco Bay Area Council, Boy Scouts of America's Construction Industry Lunch-O-Ree, is an annual event that honors a leader in the Bay Area ...


Oct 15, 2015 ... SAN DIEGO – The San Diego Gulls will honor NHL trailblazer Willie O'Ree, the first player of African descent to play in the NHL, during a ...


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Statistics of Willie O'Ree, a hockey player from Fredericton, NB born Oct 15 1935 who was active from 1954 to 1979.


Feb 17, 2017 ... Willie O'Ree, the NHL's first black player in 1958, is in Kansas City as a guest of the Missouri Mavericks, who are honoring the 75th anniversary ...


Sep 17, 2015 ... San Diego Gulls honoring Willie O'Ree. Ceremony for hockey Legend is Oct. 16 before game against Bakersfield.