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Bobby Orr Biography - The Young Champion, "a Man With Class", A Disappointing End, Chronology, Awards And Accomplishments - SELECTED WRITINGS BY ORR:

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1948-

Canadian hockey player

Bobby Orr is widely regarded as the greatest defenseman in hockey history. From the time he joined the Boston Bruins at the age of eighteen, Orr revolutionized the way hockey was played. Prior to that time, defensive players had confined themselves to playing defense. They guarded the approaches to the net and cleared the puck from the defensive zone, leaving the scoring to the front line. Orr played the game differently. He kept possession of the puck rather than simply clearing it, and he frequently crossed the blue line to participate in offensive plays. Orr shattered the scoring records for defensemen, and for two seasons he was the leading scorer in the entire National Hockey League (NHL).

SELECTED WRITINGS BY ORR:

(With Dick Grace) Orr on Ice, Prentice-Hall, 1970.

Sketch by Julia Bauder

Where Is He Now?

Bobby Orr continues to live in the Boston area with his wife, Peggy. He works as a player representative and is involved in business ventures, while still occasionally appearing in commercials. Early in 2002, Orr left the sports marketing firm, Woolf Associates, which he had bought in order to start his own firm, the Orr Hockey Group, which represents several NHL players.

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about 6 years ago



"Bobby Orr is widely regarded as the greatest defenseman in hockey history."



WRONG!!! He is regarded as the GREATEST HOCKEY PLAYER... PERIOD, in history!!



Just wanted to clarify. : )

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about 8 years ago

I'M DOING AN AUTO-BIOGRAPHY ON THE BEST DEFENSEMEN EVER KNOWN ! Bobby, you were the first guy to pop up in my head! if you're actually reading this, I remember when I was only 4 and you had met my dad and took a picture with him and my brothers with the stanley cup, i think you also played golf with him. he had connections. sadly, he died from cancer when i was 5 in november of 2001. R.I.P Charles Anthony.

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about 8 years ago

Bobby Orrr is even better then Wayne Gretzky

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about 8 years ago

I am one of those people that listened on WBZ radio as Bobby scored the goal against the Blues to win the Stanley Cup. I attended Orr - Walton camp in Orillia, Canada and tell you I have met Bobby Orr on several occasions. He is probably the nicest and humble men I know. From his coaching to his personal side, Bobby is a great role model for kids. Follow his career and personal life and you will find few like him. When I look at Ray Bourque, I see the many traits in Bobby. I want to thank Mr. Orr for bringing so much happiness in the years I was coached by him and in watching him play the game he loved. I reached the pinnacle of my career with an invitation to the 80 Olympics and I credit Bobby with making me live my dream. Thanks again Mr. Orr!

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over 8 years ago

bobby orrs flying goal is the beastliest goal in history

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over 8 years ago

okay, i dont know who reads this but my name is katie, and bobby orr and my grandpa are first cousins and we are trying to get a hold of bobby. we cant find an email address or anything any where so if any one has any infermation can you please contact me at kittykatxo69@yahoo.com



thanks so much(:

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over 8 years ago

I love how you changed the way that hockey was played forever, I am a fan of yours. I love how you made people respect you as a player and as a person. I enjoyed watching how you would kill penalties, to be able to take control of the puck like that and just skate around and kill off the penalty. You cannot see that anymore, because a team is just worried about getting the puck out of their own end and not even worried about the overall penalty killing. Thanks for the great work, I enjoy watching and reading about it.

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about 9 years ago

heyy Bobby you are my idol. i love your famous picture i think it's soo cool. i am 12 years old, and my dad used to watch your games all the time. you are soo cool, can i have you email adress ?

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about 9 years ago

iam doing a hertige fair progect on you can you give me your email address

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about 9 years ago

Would you be interested in Managing the Maple leafs?

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over 9 years ago


heyy bobby i'm playing on the school hockey team




can you give me some advice on playing defence

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over 9 years ago

that is a sacrilegious remember your talkin about THE greastest hockey player to ever wear skates

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over 9 years ago

hey bobby , i am doing my spech on you! what is your e-mail?

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over 9 years ago

I think bobby orr should change his number to seven becuase its nice!!!!!!