Bobby Orr
We could write a bible about Bobby Orr, but for the sake of brevity, we will try to highlight this legend’s vast accomplishments.

Pegged for greatness at an early age, the Boston Bruins took every measure available at the time to make sure they landed him. Prognosticators would be proven correct, as Orr not only would become a star in the NHL, but would become the greatest Defenceman ever to play the game of Hockey. Although he played the blue line, Orr’s speed and playmaking skills made him perfect for the rushing the puck end to end. Orr would become the first (and to date, only) Defenceman ever to win the Art Ross Trophy for the most points scored; a feat he accomplished twice. This is not to say that Bobby Orr did not do all the things defensively that you would expect from his position, as he expertly checked, blocked shots and positioned himself perfectly to protect his end of the ice.

Bobby Orr would win the Norris Trophy eight consecutive times and the Hart three times in that span. Most importantly for Bruins fans, he would lead Boston to a Stanley Cup twice, in 1970 and in 1972. Injuries (especially his left knee) caught up to the legend early in his career and in 1976 he was far from the player he once was. Orr had to retire from professional hockey at the age of 30 in 1979 and was inducted early into the Hall of Fame that year.


The Bullet Points:
Country of Origin:
Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada

Elected In:


Played for:
Boston Bruins
Chicago Blackhawks
Team Canada (Canada Cup, 1976)

Major Accolades and Awards:
Hart Trophy (3) (1970, 1971 & 1972)
Norris Trophy (8) (1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 & 1975)
Conn Smythe Trophy (2) (1970 & 1972)
Art Ross Trophy (2) (1970 & 1975)
Calder Trophy (1967)
Ted Lindsay Award (1) (1975)
First Team All Star (8) (1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 & 1975)
Second Team All Star (1) (1967)
All Star Games (7) (1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 & 1975)
Most Assists (5) (1970, 1971, 1972, 1974 & 1975)
Most Points (2) (1970 & 1975)
Stanley Cup Rings (2) (Boston Bruins 1970 & 1972)

Should Bobby Orr be in the Hall of Fame?

I totally agree with this induction. - 100%
I am fine with this induction. - 0%
I do not agree with this induction, but it does not bother me. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
Kick him out! - 0%
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