My story is a 20 autobiography written by bobby orr. See more ideas about bobby orr, bruins hockey and boston bruins hockey. Photos alone can sometimes do all or most of the talking. Bobby orr, canadian american professional ice hockey player who was the first defenseman to lead the national hockey league nhl in scoring.
Orr played in the national hockey league nhl for his entire career, the first ten seasons with the boston bruins, joining the chicago black hawks for two more. How david pastrnak already has made bruins history in. Robert gordon orr, oc born march 20, 1948 is a canadian former professional ice hockey player. This book will reveal the life of bobby orr from childhood to present day sharing what was most important to bobby through lifes development and his lessons learned. He was considered one of the sports greatest players, and he helped the boston bruins win the stanley cup in 1970 and 1972. Orr had four allstar seasons in oshawa, but never won the memorial cup. Bobby orr, byname of robert gordon orr, born march 20, 1948, parry sound, ontario, canada, canadian american professional ice hockey player who was the first defenseman to lead the national hockey league nhl in scoring. The day bobby orr flew into history tampa bay times. Unlike print books, digital books are subject to vat. Bobby orrs life goes far deeper than stanley cup rings, trophies and recognitions. From 1966 through the mid70s he could change a one of the. The second is the bobby orr community centre, a multipurpose entertainment facility. Mar 22, 2010 history will be made in the 2010 nhl stanley cup playoffs.
Bobby orr is a former ice hockey player credited to have revolutionized the game. Then he spent two seasons with chicago black hawks. At the time, it made orr the highestpaid player in league history. He is the only player in history to have won the ross, norris, hart, and conn smythe trophies in a single season. Bobby orr can no longer clear a crease or run the powerplay. Considered one of the greatest players of all time, orrs career was cut short by multiple knee injuries and. In 1966, when he turned 18, he was invited to the bruins training camp where he was. Orr came to the attention of boston bruin scouts when he was 12, and he was signed to a junior amateur contract. We personally assess every books quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. My story bobby orr finally gets around to telling the story behind one of the greatest careers in the history of professional sports.
Mar 16, 2020 bobby orr, canadian american professional ice hockey player who was the first defenseman to lead the national hockey league nhl in scoring. In addition to the skills that made bobby orr one of the greatest hockey players ever to play the game, orr was also known to be a softspoken, modest, and private individual off the ice. Considered one of the greatest players of all time, orr s career was cut short by multiple knee injuries and. Bobby orrs most memorable hockey moment the most memorable moment in all of hockey history, many say is without a doubt the goal, as it is still referred to reverentially more than thirty years later by hockey fans in boston and around the country.
My story by bobby orr meet your next favorite book. Bruinspredators seasonopener in prague postponed longtime bruins goalie gerry cheevers fires. It was the start of the players agent era in professional hockey. Beyond the top 10 everybody still talking about flying bobby orr, 50 years later milan lucic tells awesome tim thomas story from bruins 2011 stanley cup run this date in bruins history. Top 10 most expensive hockey cards sold on ebay december february 2019 duration. Orr concludes the book by giving his opinions on the state of the game today and mentions suggested rule changes he would make and the reasons for them. Bobby orr is recognized today as the most dominating junior hockey player in history.
Bobby orr and the most famous goal in stanley cup history. A defenceman, orr used his skating speed and scoring and. Their relationship began in 1964 when orr was 16 years old and was attending a banquet with his parents celebrating a baseball championship. I would recommend reading bobby orr, my story prior to diving into this book, or even afterwards for that matter. In my opinion bobby orr was and still is the greatest person to ever play in the nhl. Pat stapleton got it after him for a while, then bob mccord, then al langlois, before bobby orr made it his own in 1967. Bobby orr was the player for boston bruins for ten seasons in the national hockey league or nhl. History will be made in the 2010 nhl stanley cup playoffs.
Bobby orr, 1948 canadian hockey player bobby orr is widely regarded as the greatest defenseman in hockey history. Unfollow bobby orr book to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Harry sinden on the game bobby orr took flight and other. Bobby orr played in three playoff series vs the canadians and lost all three twice losing the deciding games on home ice.
Oct 30, 2018 bobby orrs life goes far deeper than stanley cup rings, trophies and recognitions. He was considered one of the sports greatest players. But beyond that, the signing became one of the most important in the history of professional hockey. One of hockeys greats, bobby orr born 1948 was the boston bruins star player in the late 1960s to mid1970s. His fathers photo is one of the rare instances in which a. The ever elusive, always inscrutable and still incomparable bobby orr. I have lived my life with a foot in each world, the sacred and mundane. He can no longer fly through the air like he did in may 1970. Harry sinden on the game bobby orr took flight and other thoughts on the bruins sinden recalled how orr soared into hockey immortality a halfcentury ago. Bobby paticipated in 17 playoff contests vs montreal and lost 12 of the 17. The 1970 stanley cup finals was the championship series of the national hockey leagues nhl 196970 season, and the culmination of the 1970 stanley cup playoffs. Thriftbooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices. If, like me, you believe bobby orrwas the greatest hockey player who ever lived, youll be happy to know that his autobiography, orr.
Through chapter after chapter bobby allows the reader the insight into what made him the true legend that he is to this day both in hockey as well as every day life. Oct 15, 20 this book will reveal the life of bobby orr from childhood to present day sharing what was most important to bobby through lifes development and his lessons learned. Orr is a former professional hockey player who played in the national hockey league from 1966 to 1978. My story in pictures signed edition bobby orr hall. The first is the bobby orr hall of fame, where his order of canada medal is on display along with other exhibits. Two buildings in his hometown of parry sound are named after orr. Paul coffey breaks bobby orrs single season goal record april 2, 2020, 11. His story is not only about the game, but also the age in which it was played. Because orr was unable to play, he had volunteered to take a cut in his salary. Orr genealogy, orr family history geni family tree. Oct 28, 20 bobby orr can no longer clear a crease or run the powerplay. Armstrong, who died on a tuesday of this date in 1990 at the age of 59, wore number four for the bruins for 11 seasons. Orr won a record eight consecutive norris trophies as the nhls best defenseman and three consecutive hart trophies as the leagues mvp, as well as two conn smythe trophies as the stanley cup mvp.
It was a contest between the boston bruins and the st. Whether he was collecting hardware or scoring iconic goals, he made plenty of history on this date. It was may 10, mothers day, 1970, twentynine years since the bruins had last won a. From the time he joined the boston bruins at bobby hull, hull, bobby 1939 canadian hockey player one of the most dynamic players in the national hockey league nhl in the 1960s, bobby hull earned the nick. Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong orr family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites. He also played two years for the chicago blackhawks. At 14 years old, he played hockey against 19 and 20 year old players, and he was a star. 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. My story, readers learn more about the private individual with less details added to what is already known about the famous hockey player. Its the story of a smalltown kid who came to define its highs and lows, and inevitably it is a story of the lessons he learned along the way. Buy century of hockey first edition by dryden, steve, orr, bobby isbn.
Speaking of the bruins, bobby orr picked up an assist in a 31 win over the toronto maple leafs in his 196970 regularseason finale. My brother and i made a close friend in those years. This book is what he can offer now, today, to make things easier. Louis blues, who appeared in their third consecutive finals series. This book is a treasure chest of pictures that illustrate the journey of the oneandonly, bobby orr, who many experts still argue is the greatest hockey player of all time. This book will further solidify the legend, and make the memories, stories. In the 1974 final vs philadelphia, we were a minute from going up 20 in the series. And randy would take his bobby orr stick, signed by bobby orr, out to the pond to pretend he was bobby orr. Bobby orr made it come true he said life is ok, albeit not absent the residual aches and pains to be expected after an array of surgeries the last two years, including a pair of knee replacements. In 1995, bobby orr was inducted into the ontario sports hall of fame. Until that time, players had been forced to accept whatever nhl management paid in salaries.
Orr is widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest hockey players of all time. Oct 17, 2016 bobby orr played in three playoff series vs the canadians and lost all three twice losing the deciding games on home ice. The lightnings phil esposito and the son of the photographer who captured the iconic moment reflect on the past. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read orr. He added to the position of defenseman the responsibility of offensive play as well. Bobby orr is often referred to as the greatest defenseman ever to play the game of hockey. Nhl legend bobby orr tells his story from his ontario childhood to his years with the bruins and blackhawks, to today in this new york times bestseller. Wayne gretzky was great, but bobby orr is the greatest.632 993 730 304 709 1124 1067 424 1259 208 775 486 917 476 745 1004 129 1159 811 610 1163 514 1096 948 417 1147 514 343 1416 1130 229 489 383 376 258