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 15, 2017 ... Willie O'Ree, the first black man to play in the NHL, will be honored by the Kings before Monday's Martin Luther King Day game at Staples ...
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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 ...
Jan 16, 2017 ... Willie O'Ree broke the league's color barrier in 1958.
Statistics of Willie O'Ree, a hockey player from Fredericton, NB born Oct 15 1935 who was active from 1954 to 1979.
O'Ree joined the Quebec Frontenacs, a junior hockey league team in 1954. While there a puck struck O'Ree in the right eye during a game in Ontario.