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Net Worth$35 million
Date Of BirthMarch 20, 1948
SpouseMargaret Louise Wood
FactHockey agent [2001]

Bobby Orr is a former professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for 12 seasons, from 1966 to 1978. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest hockey players of all time, and has been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.

Orr was born in Parry Sound, Ontario, on March 20, 1948, the youngest of Douglas and Arva Orr’s three children. His older brother, Doug, was a successful hockey player who would go on to play for the Boston Bruins. Bobby began skating at the age of three and playing organized hockey at age six. He quickly developed into a talented player, and by age 10 he was playing for a local youth team.

Orr joined the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) junior league in 1964. He helped lead the team to the Memorial Cup championship in 1966. Orr was named the most valuable player of the tournament, becoming the first defenseman to win the award.

Orr made his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins in 1966-67. He quickly established himself as one of the league’s best players, winning the Calder Memorial Trophy as rookie of the year. Orr went on to win eight Norris Trophies as the NHL’s best defenseman, and was named to the First All-Star Team 10 times. He helped the Bruins win Stanley Cups in 1970 and 1972, and was named the Conn Smythe Trophy winner as playoff MVP both times.

Orr’s career was cut short by injuries, and he retired in 1978 at the age of 30. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979, and his number four jersey was retired by the Bruins in 1979. Orr was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1980.

Orr’s career achievements include being the first defenseman to win the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer, and the first player to win both the Hart Trophy and the Conn Smythe Trophy in the same season. He remains the only defenseman to have won the Art Ross Trophy. Orr is also one of only two players to have won three MVP awards in a single season (the other is Wayne Gretzky).

Orr’s number four jersey is one of only four jerseys that have been retired by the Bruins, and he is one of only nine players to have had their jersey retired by more than one team. Orr’s jersey has also been retired by the Oshawa Generals and Boston College Eagles.

Orr currently serves as a special advisor to the Bruins. He also owns a successful real estate development company, Orr & Associates.

Orr has been married twice. His first marriage, to Peggy O’Neill, ended in divorce. He has two children from his second marriage, to Nancy Orr.

Orr is 6 feet (1.83 m) tall and weighs 200 pounds (91 kg).

General Info

Full NameBobby Orr
Net Worth$35 million
Date Of BirthMarch 20, 1948
Height1.82 m
Weight89 kg
ProfessionIce hockey player, Coach


SpouseMargaret Louise Wood
ChildrenDarren Orr, Brent Orr
ParentsDoug Orr, Arva Steele
SiblingsDoug Orr Jr., Ronnie Orr, Patricia Orr, Penny Orr


AwardsJames Norris Memorial Trophy, Hart Memorial Trophy, Conn Smythe Trophy, Art Ross Trophy, Calder Memorial Trophy, Ted Lindsay Award, Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, Lester Patrick Trophy, Lou Marsh Trophy

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1Parents have to understand: 0.0057 per cent of all kids playing hockey, that's the number of players who play one game in the NHL. So why is your kid playing? Why are you coaching? Why are you refereeing? To help make better people. And in helping make better people, you're going to make better players. If your kids has got it, I guarantee your kid is going to get a chance.
2We don't need fighting in the game to survive. But we do need that fear of getting beat up if you don't behave yourself, or if you're trying to take liberties with a player who doesn't play like that.
3Minor sports in the community is supposed to be fun for everyone, not just for the elite or 'the next one'. The chances of your son or daughter being 'the next one' are slim to none, so let's have them have fun.
4[on Don Cherry] Everybody wanted to play for Don. He was fair but he was also tough. He understood your level. He understood what he wanted from you and what you could do. He was a great motivator and he knew a lot more about the game than you might think. He was 'no bull'. You knew where you stood with him and, hey, we were men, and that's the way it should be. He loved his players - he was a players' coach. He protected his players. If you did your job and you did it right, there was no problem with Don. People have no idea now generous he is. They think he's just this rough, gruff guy. But I know how generous he is and the kind of work he does.
5[on his proudest achievements] I don't look at goals and those types of individual things. The things I'm most proud of are obviously the two Stanley Cup wins, the 1976 Canada Cup - which was the only time I ever played for Canada in an international series - and being in Vancouver for the Opympics in 2010, as part of the opening ceremonies and carrying the flag out.


1Pictured on one of six Canadian permanent-rate commemorative stamps issued 3 October 2014, honoring the original six National Hockey League teams (Orr represents the Boston Bruins). Stamps were issued in booklet panes of six, making price on day of issue CAN$0.85 each. Others honored in this issue were Harry Howell, Doug Harvey (Montreal Canadiens), Tim Horton (Toronto Maple Leafs), Red Kelly, and Pierre Pilote.
2Hockey agent [2001]
3Retired his jersey for the Oshawa Generals. [November 2008]
4Toronto, Ontario, Canada [July 2007]
5Inducted into the ESPN Boston Hall of Fame in 2011 (inaugural class) with Red Auerbach, Larry Bird, Bill Russell, and Ted Williams.
6Became an agent in 1996, his Orr Hockey Group represents Taylor Hall, Eric Staal, Marc Staal, Jason Spezza, Tomas Kaberle, and Cam Ward.
7Inducted to Canada's Walk of Fame in 1998 (charter member).
8Played for Oshawa Generals 1963-1966.
9He was awarded the O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on June 25, 1979 for his services to sports in Canada.
10He won two scoring titles, the only defender to accomplish that feat, and had career season highs of 46 goals and 102 assists.
11Art Ross Trophy (1970, 1975). Calder Memorial Trophy (1967). Conn Smythe Trophy (1970, 1972). First All-Star Team Defense (1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975). Hart Memorial Trophy (1970, 1971, 1972). James Norris Memorial Trophy (1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975). Lester B. Pearson Award (1975). Lester Patrick Trophy (1979). Lou Marsh Trophy (1971). Second All-Star Team Defense (1967).
12Orr's most famous moment was his game-winning goal for the Boston Bruins over the St. Louis Blues in overtime of the final game of the 1970 Stanley Cup finals - Orr received the puck from teammate Derek Sanderson, was tripped as he made his shot, and the puck went in the net; the image of a cheering Orr as he fell to the ice is among the most famous sports images in Boston and national history.
13Played for the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins (1966-1967 through 1975-1976) and Chicago Blackhawks (1976-1977 and 1978-1979, total of 26 games).
14Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979. Waiting period was waived.



A Shot at Glory20004th Official


Bluffing It1987TV Movie hockey scenes coordinator


Stanley's Game Seven 3D2012Short special thanks


60 Minutes Sports2015TV Series documentaryHimself - President, Orr Hockey Group (segment "The Next Big Thing")
Wahlburgers2015TV SeriesHimself - NHL Hall of Famer
Broad Street Bullies2010TV MovieHimself
Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Ceremonies, Behind the Scenes2010Documentary shortHimself
Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games2010TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Olympic Flagbearer: Opening Ceremony (2010)
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2007TV Series documentaryHimself
History Rings True: Red Sox Opening Day Ring Ceremony2005Video documentaryHimself - Ceremonial First Pitch Tosser
ESPN SportsCentury2000TV Series documentaryHimself
NHL 2000: A Millenium of Memories2000Video documentaryHimself
Life and Times1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Spenser: For Hire1988TV SeriesHimself
Greatest Sports Legends1980TV SeriesHimself
Nova1979TV Series documentaryHimself
20/201978TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
The Bob Hope Show1975TV SeriesHimself
1972 NHL All-Star Game1972TV SpecialHimself - East Division Defenseman
The Barbara McNair Show1971TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

California Golden Seals Story2016DocumentaryHimself
The Greatest Canadian2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Legends of Hockey: A Personal Journey2002TV SeriesHimself
Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize2000Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The NHL's Masked Men: The Last Line of Defense1998Video documentaryHimself
Rock'em Sock'em 91997VideoHimself
Legends of Hockey1996TV Movie documentaryHimself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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