Minton: The NHL needs to retire Bruins legend Willie O’Ree’s number
This past week, the Boston Bruins honored Willie O'Ree by retiring his No. 22 and lifting it high into the TD Garden rafters. But that is not enough.
O'Ree was the first Black player to play in a National Hockey League game. He made his debut with the Bruins against the rival Montreal Canadiens on Jan. 18, 1958.