Willie O’Ree Honored to Be Recognized at ‘The Tradition,’ Says He Was ‘Overwhelmed’ by Decision

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Willie O'Ree made hockey history when he broke the NHL's color barrier more than 50 years ago. Decades later, the accolades are still coming in, something that O'Ree continues to be honored by.

The latest bit of recognition comes from the Boston Sports Museum, as they honored O'Ree at the 10th annual "The Tradition" with the Hockey Legacy Award.

O'Ree spoke with NESN's Jayme Parker at the event about what the honor means to him, and he also spoke about the Bruins' recent Stanley Cup win.

See the entire conversation in the video above from NESN Daily.

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