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Orr, Bobby

(Robert Orr), 1948–, Canadian hockey player. He began skating at the age of 4 and was discovered by the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League at age 12. He began playing with the Bruins in 1966 and revitalized the team. In 1976 he moved to the Chicago Blackhawks where he played until his retirement in 1979. A skater, passer, and shooter of exceptional talent, and a remarkably high scorer for a defenseman, Orr earned a reputation as a vigorous and audacious competitor.
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Bobby Orr, Derek Sanderson, Mike Byers, Jacques Plante and Rod Gilbert are 1970s hockey legends, yet they appear to be groomed with 1940s slick hairstyles.
The two teams are coached by Don Cherry and Bobby Orr. So far, Team Orr has won three games and Team Cherry has won two.
It makes you wonder how such nice kids as Bobby Orr and Wayne Gretzky ever got mixed up in such a business, and whatever happened to Lady Byng?
Bionaire is planning to enhance awareness of its air cleaner and humidifier businesses by hiring return hockey great Bobby Orr as a celebrity spokesman, possibly the first celebrity spokesman in the air-care business.
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Rochester has a long history with Special Olympics, dating to 1979 when SUNY College at Brockport hosted the International Special Olympics World Summer Games, which featured sports figures such as Muhammad Ali, Rafer Johnson, Hank Aaron and Bobby Orr.
Respect, determination and the sheer thrill of the game brought Bobby Orr from a small northern town in Canada to the NHL.
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Following the presentations, dealers had an opportunity to meet one-on-one with each of the new supplier partners and then enjoyed a cocktail reception with a real game changer; Boston Bruins legend and NHL Hall of Famer, Bobby Orr. The evening culminated with an elegant group dinner and an inspirational talk by Ed Cooley, current head coach of the Providence College men's basketball team, who encouraged listeners to always strive to be great and never settle for good enough.
Bobby Orr won the Art Ross trophy in 1970 (and1975) for leading goal scorer in the NHL.
Stockey Centre and the Bobby Orr Museum is a former bulk-off storage facility originally owned by Weaver Liquifuels and later by Ultramar, but is now owned by the town, says Laing.
Off the list are Alan Gemmill, Bobby Orr and George Thomson.