Today in Sports History: October 19

In 1966, Canadian hockey player, Bobby Orr, made his NHL regular-season debut for the Boston Bruins against the Detroit Red Wings.

Orr played for the Boston Bruins from 1966 until 1976 for ten seasons until he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks and played for two seasons until 1978. He played a total of 657 games, scored 270 goals, had 645 assists, and a total of 915 points. He had 3,058 shots on goal with a shooting percentage of 8.8%.

He was a two-time Stanley Cup Champion with the Bruins in 1969 and 1971. He won the Art Ross Trophy in 1969 and 1974, awarded the Ted Lindsay Award in 1974, and the Lester Patrick Trophy in 1978.

He was an 8-time recipient of the James Norris Memorial Trophy from 1967 until 1974. He won the Hart Memorial Trophy from 1969 until 1971, the Conn Smythe Trophy in 1969 and 1971 and the Calder Memorial Trophy in 1966.

Once he retired, he was inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979 for his outstanding career and incredible accomplishments. He worked for different charities and maintained close ties with the sport. He became an agent later on helping young players get into the league. 

In 2003, the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame opened up in his hometown of Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. He currently resides in Boston with his wife and two sons. He continues to invest in multiple businesses and charities. He would like to return to the NHL but as a team owner.

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