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Bruins, City Of Boston Honor Willie O’Ree

As Sportsnet illustrates, the Boston Bruins honored Willie O'Ree prior to the Bruins-Canadiens game on Wednesday...

And, per the Associated Press:

Hockey pioneer Willie O'Ree was honored in Boston on Wednesday, the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Bruins forward breaking the NHL's color barrier.

At a news conference at the TD Garden before the Bruins game against the Montreal Canadiens, Mayor Marty Walsh declared Jan. 18, 2018, to be "Willie O'Ree Day". O'Ree made his debut in 1958 during a 3-0 victory against the Canadiens at the Forum in Montreal.

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