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O'Ree, Willie

Born: 1935 AD
Currently alive, at 80 years of age.
Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Hockey Player

1935 – Born on the 15th of October in Fredericton New Brunswick, Canada.

1958 – He became the the first black player in Ice Hockey league history.

1961 – He played in only two games that year, and came back to play 43 games.

       – He won two scoring titles in the Western Hockey League (WHL).

1984 – He was inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame.

       – He became the Director of Youth Development for the NHL/USA Hockey Diversity Task Force.

2000 – He lives in La Mesa, California, just east of San Diego.