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Boston Bruins to Honor Willie O'Ree on January 19, 2008

Friday, 01.18.2008 / 1:00 PM / News
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Boston Bruins to Honor Willie O\'Ree on January 19, 2008
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BOSTON, MA - 
Boston Bruins Executive Vice President Charlie Jacobs announced today that the club will host Willie O’Ree Night on January 19, 2008 to honor the 50th anniversary of O’Ree breaking the color barrier in the National Hockey League.  

On January 18, 1958 the Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada native became the first black player to participate in a regular season NHL game.  During the 1957-58 season O’Ree saw action in two games with the Bruins- the first of which against the Montreal Canadiens on January 18, 1958.  

Prior to joining the Bruins in 1958, the right winger skated with Fredericton (NBSHL), Quebec (QJHL), Kitchener (OHA) and Quebec (QHL) from 1956-1957.  During the 1960-61 season, O’Ree was again called up by the Bruins and went on to play 43 games recording 4-10-14 totals.

WILLIE O’REE DAY
SCHEDULE for SATURDAY JANUARY 19TH


11:00 – 11:25 AM Sports Museum (invite only)
Unveiling of the permanent display 5th Floor Bruins Area

11:00 – 1:00PM TURNSTILES & PREMIUM ENTRANCES
Willie O’Ree poster distribution

11:30 – 12:30 PM Banners Restaurant
Reception in Banners (invite only)

1:00 PM – 1:10PM Opening Ceremonies – Puck Drop
Featuring Willie O’Ree, skaters from Score Boston & Ice Hockey in Harlem

1st Intermission
VIP introduction
Willie O’Ree, Deljeet O’Ree (wife), Kevin O’Ree (son), Chandra O’Ree (daughter),
John Bucyk, Bill Daly
Ceremony to honor Willie O'Ree

2nd Intermission
Willie O”Ree to speak on NESN
3 minutes of Fame – SCORE BOSTON vs. ICE HOCKEY IN HARLEM
Coors Light - To the Black, The Gold, and The Cold

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
3 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
4 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
5 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
6 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
7 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
8 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Bergeron 47 11 21 7 32
C. Soderberg 48 10 21 7 31
L. Eriksson 47 11 18 9 29
D. Hamilton 48 8 18 2 26
B. Marchand 43 13 12 12 25
M. Lucic 47 9 16 7 25
T. Krug 44 9 15 6 24
R. Smith 48 9 14 5 23
D. Krejci 28 6 16 6 22
C. Kelly 46 5 16 6 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
N. Svedberg 5 5 0 .922 2.22
T. Rask 20 11 7 .919 2.35
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