Bruins to retire Willie O’Ree’s #22 on February 28th

The Napkin

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Shame there won't be fans there but hopefully there will be a chance to recognize him in the future.
 

TFP

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Shame there won't be fans there but hopefully there will be a chance to recognize him in the future.
From their statement

Given COVID-19 restrictions, it is possible that this ceremony will take place without fans at TD Garden. Despite this regrettable circumstance, the organization believes that it is important to move forward with a virtual pre-game ceremony and bestow this honor on Willie. Once protocols allow, the Bruins will again honor Willie in front of a full TD Garden.
 

cornwalls@6

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Awesome news, and so well deserved. I'm sure there's urgency given his age to do this ASAP. Hopefully he's able to be there when fans are back as well, and fully take in all the appreciation. A major trailblazer, and a true gentleman by all accounts.
 

mjs

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Mar 30, 2020
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My knowledge of Bruins history begins with 1970, so I was unfamiliar with his story. There is a nice documentary now on Amazon about his career and the build up to his hockey hall of fame induction. He was a real pioneer and comes across as a nice guy who has made the world a better place. Kudos to the Bruins for this well deserved recognition.
View: https://www.amazon.com/Willie-ORee/dp/B0876856K6