Along with the first Willie O’Ree appearance as a Boston Bruins winger in the NHL, O’Ree also became the first black player in league history.
Willie O’Ree’s time in the minor leagues led to two scoring titles in the WHL between 1961 and 1974. O’Ree mostly played with the Los Angeles Blades and San Diego Gulls. The Gulls retired his number and had it hang from the rafters of the San Diego Sports Arena. He ended his minor league stint at the age of 43.
**Willie O’Ree Speaker**
Although you might expect a Willie O’Ree speaker appearance to focus on his breaking of the color barrier in professional hockey, you might be surprised to discover other great Willie O’Ree speaker topics. For example, O’Ree is the director of youth development for the NHL/USA Hockey Diversity Task Force.
**Willie O’Ree Appearance**
Aside from a Willie O’Ree appearance on the WHL Second All-Star Team, as well as receiving honors such as the Lester Patrick Award and the Order of New Brunswick, O’Ree will be best known for breaking the hockey color barrier.
**Willie O’Ree Endorsement**
Willie O’Ree is one of the most prominent figures of the hockey world. He’s received honors ranging from special exhibits on his career to having a new sports complex named after him. But those are not the only reasons for a Willie O’Ree endorsement deal. A Willie O’Ree endorsement is also perfect if you want your company to embody excellence and sportsmanship, as O’Ree always tried to do throughout his playing career.
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