Willie O’Ree deserved every single moment of his number retirement ceremony.
On Jan. 18, the Boston Bruins held a special ceremony for O’Ree, retiring his number 22. Both Boston and the Carolina Hurricanes dawned his number in pre-game warmups.
The Bruins legend was the first Black hockey player to play in the NHL, doing so in 1958.
For more on O’Ree’s special ceremony, check out the video above from “Bruins Pre-game Shootout,” presented by Awaken180 Weightloss.