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Video: Willie O’Ree, NHL’s first black player, to appear at game Saturday

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Hockey Hall of Famer Willie O’Ree, who is credited with being the first black player to play in the NHL will be in attendance Saturday night.

O’Ree’s 22-year pro career included two seasons with the Boston Bruins. He played two games in 1957-58 and 43 in 1960-61, earning a total of four goals, four assists and 26 penalty minutes. He had five 30-goal seasons in the minors and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018 as a builder of the sport.

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