Orr, who also is arguably hockey's greatest player of all time, captured 67 percent of the votes in the final round of the 64-legend bracket in a competition that lasted six weeks and received well over 100,000 votes.
Russell and Orr's journey to the final round was an interesting one to say the least.
The No. 1 seed Orr took down No. 16 Harry Agganis (93 percent to 7 percent), No. 9 Dwight Evans (91-9), No. 13 Cy Young (87-13), No. 3 John Havlicek (88-12) and No. 1 Ted Williams (56-44) before taking down the mighty Russell.
Russell, also a No. 1 seed, went through No. 16 Drew Bledsoe (87-13 percent), No. 8 Manny Ramirez (92-8), No. 5 Adam Vinatieri (91-9), No. 2 Carl Yastrzemski (70-30 percent), and No. 2 Larry Bird (58-42).
Some notable upsets went down throughout this tournament as No. 14 Terry Francona defeated No. 4 Johnny Bucyk, No. 13 Cy Young bested No. 4 Bob Cousy and No. 10 Curt Schilling ousted No. 7 Robert Parish — all in the first round.