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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 ...


Find Willie O'Ree stats, teams, height, weight, Position: Winger.


Jan 14, 2010 ... There was little to no pre-game publicity about O'Ree and only minor mention near the bottom of most of the post-game stories in the Boston ...


Get all the latest stats, news, videos and more on Willie O'Ree.


Jan 1, 2016 ... Willie O'Ree. Retired / NHL. It's 1949, I'm 14 years old, and my hometown team has just won the Junior Championships. In baseball, that is.

May 9, 2008 ... Biographical piece on Willie O'Ree NHL's first Black Player. Amazing life story and hockey career as willie lost sight in one eye due to a ...


The Matt O'Ree Band has done what most area bands do. They've played their shows, developed their sound, released their records and very quietly built a ...