Robert Gordon Orr is a former professional Canadian ice hockey player, recognized by many as one of the greatest of all time. Orr used his skating speed, scoring ability and style of play to revolutionize the defenseman's position. He played in the National Hockey League for 12 seasons, starting at number 10 with the Boston Bruins, then two with the Chicago Black Hawks. Orr remains the only defenseman to win the league scoring title with two Art Ross trophies. He holds the defenseman's record for most points and assists in a season. Orr won a record eight consecutive Norris Cups as the NHL's top defensive player and three consecutive Hart Cups as the tournament's most valuable player. Orr was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979 at the age of 31, being the youngest to be featured at the time. In 2017, Orr was named one of the "100 Greatest NHL Players" in history by the National Hockey Federation.
Legendary NHL defenseman who spent ten seasons with the Boston Bruins, setting several records including the most points and assists in a single season by a defenseman. In 1979, he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
In 1963, he joined the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League.
He won eight Norris Trophies in a row as the league's best defense and three Hart Trophies in a row as the NHL's MVP. His jubilant dive after winning the Stanley Cup in 1970 became one of hockey's most memorable images.
Doug and Arva Orr were his parents, and he grew up with four siblings. He married Margaret Louise Wood in 1973 and had two boys with her.
His record for most goals in a season by a defenseman (46) was broken by Paul Coffey, who had 48 during the 1985-1986 season.
Athlete from Parry Sound, Ontario. Canadian sports agent. Award winner Lester B. Pearson. Hartford Whalers. Memorial trophy winner James Norris. Winner of Art Ross Trophy. Winner Conn Smythe Trophy. Winner of the Hart Memorial Trophy. Chicago Blackhawks Coach. Winner of Lou Marsh Trophy. Calder Trophy Winner. Lester Patrick's Cup recipient. Retired National Hockey League players. Oshawa's fellow players. Introduced into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Stars of the National Hockey League