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Bobby Orr is a sports agent and former professional hockey player. His book, Orr: My Story, is part of the Upton Bell Collection at UMass Lowell Libraries in O'Leary Library, 2nd Floor Special Collections and includes a personal inscription.
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Awards won by Bobby Orr
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2012
Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee Medal, 2002
Officer of the Order of Canada, 1979
The Ted Lindsay Award, 1975
The James Norris Memorial Trophy, 1975
The Art Ross Trophy, 1970
The James Norris Memorial Trophy, 1974
The James Norris Memorial Trophy, 1973
Stanley Cup, 1972, Boston Bruins
The James Norris Memorial Trophy, 1972
The Hart Memorial Trophy, 1972
The Conn Smythe Trophy, 1972
The James Norris Memorial Trophy, 1971
The Hart Memorial Trophy, 1971
Stanley Cup, 1970, Boston Bruins
The James Norris Memorial Trophy, 1970
The Hart Memorial Trophy, 1970
The Conn Smythe Trophy, 1970
The Art Ross Trophy, 1970
The James Norris Memorial Trophy, 1969
The James Norris Memorial Trophy, 1968
The Calder Memorial Trophy, 1967
Call Number: GV 848.5 .O77 .A3 2013
Publication Date: 2013-10-15
One of the greatest sports figures of all time breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself. He has never written a memoir, authorized a biography, or talked to journalists about his past, but now he is finally ready to tell his story. Bobby Orr is often referred to as the greatest ever to play the game of hockey. From 1966 through the mid-seventies, he could change a game just by stepping on the ice. No defenseman had ever played the way he did, or received so many trophies, or set so many records, several of which still stand today. But all the brilliant achievements leave unsaid as much as they reveal. They don’t tell what inspired Orr, what drove him, what it was like for a shy small-town kid to suddenly land in the full glare of the media. They don’t tell what it was like when the agent he regarded as a brother betrayed him and left him in financial ruin. They don’t tell what he thinks of the game of hockey today. He is speaking out now because “I am a parent and a grandparent and I believe that I have lessons worth passing on.” Orr: My Story is more than a book about hockey—it is about the making of a man.