Saturday, March 20, 2010
Today is the 62nd birthday of Hall of Famer and one of the greatest hockey players ever, Bobby Orr.
Stanley Cup winner in 1970 and 1972, in 1970 he became the first player to win four major NHL awards by winning the Norris, Art Ross, Hart and Conn Smythe Trophies. This led him to be named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated magazine (above).
He had previously won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year in 1967.
He scored his last NHL goal, and point, against Detroit on Oct. 28th, 1978, at Detroit's Olympia Stadium. The NHL waived the mandatory three-year waiting period for induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame and he was enshrined at age 31 – the youngest player living at the time of his induction in history.