Sculptor Harry Weber Describes Challenges Of Making Bobby Orr Statue

Editor’s Note: May 10 marks mark the 50th anniversary of Boston Bruins legend Bobby Orr’s iconic, 1970 Stanley Cup Final-clinching goal against the St. Louis Blues. In the lead up to the anniversary, NESN.com is remembering that team and Orr’s goal, which will include NESN’s airing of the “1970 Stanley Cup Playoff Rewind” on Saturday, May 9, at 8 p.m. ET. On May 10, NHL Network will air “The 1970 Bruins: Big Bad & Bobby” a documentary celebrating that team. Click here for more Bruins coverage.

When entering TD Garden for any event, it’s hard to miss the life-sized statue in front of the arena of Bobby Orr soaring in the air following his Stanley Cup-clinching goal.

Harry Weber, a sculptor based out of St. Louis, completed the project more than a decade ago and spoke with NESN’s Michaela Vernava about the challenges of constructing the magnificent work of art.

You can listen to the full interview in the video above.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Orr’s historic goal, the Boston Bruins Foundation is raffling off a miniature replica of the Orr statue. Click here for a chance to win. The raffle ends Friday, May 8.

A statue of Orr which stands outside TD Garden reminds Bruins fans of the goal to this day, and a raffle for a one-of-a-kind replica of “The Goal” statue currently is taking place until May 8, with the proceeds benefitting the Boston Bruins Foundation’s coronavirus relief efforts (details here).

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