Former Boston Bruin, First Black NHL Player Chosen For Hockey Hall Of Fame

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Willie O'Ree, the first black hockey player in the NHL, was chosen to be inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame this week. O'Ree joined the Boston Bruins in 1958 as the first black skater in the NHL. He will be the third black player inducted into the Hall of Fame.

We spoke to O'Ree in 2016 when he was featured in the documentary, Soul on Ice, by film maker Damon Kwame Mason.


Willie O'Ree, former Boston Bruin and the first black player in the National Hockey League.

Damon Kwame Mason, filmmaker of "Soul on Ice: Past, Present & Future." He tweets @kwamster007.

This segment aired on June 29, 2018.


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