My Dad Used to Play Hockey

My Dad Used to Play Hockey Episode #15 - Willie O'Ree

June 06, 2021 Zak Kindrachuk Season 1 Episode 17
My Dad Used to Play Hockey
My Dad Used to Play Hockey Episode #15 - Willie O'Ree
Show Notes

This is a first for the show because he was a first for hockey. 

2 years before the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Bruins had the first black member of their storied franchise.

Willie O'Ree. He was also the first black player in NHL history.

Beyond that, he did it all without vision in one eye. 

He's an NHL Hall of Famer. One of the true ambassadors of the game. And my dad's former teammate during his time in San Diego.  

Some moments are bigger than the game. 

Get to know him.

I'm your host Zak Kindrachuk.

My dad used to play hockey.