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18/01/1958 Willie O'Ree is the first black player in NHL

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Memories: Willie O'Ree is NHL's first black player

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Willie O'Ree

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Eye To Eye: WIllie O'Ree (CBS News)

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Willie O'Ree

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Willie O’Ree drops puck before Ducks and Bruins game

Willie Eldon O'Ree is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, known best for being the first black player in NHL. O'Ree played as a winger for the Boston Bruins and is referred to as the "Jackie Robinson of ice hockey" due to breaking the black color barrier in the sport.
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