The best of Bobby Orr

Hall of Fame defenceman Bobby Orr had plenty of slick moves on the ice, which is why it's near impossible to sum up his illustrious career in words. Instead, here are a few vidoes to show off some of his best highlights.

Watch some of the NHL legend's best highlights

Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Orr has a statue immortalizing his Stanley Cup-clinching goal in 1970 for the Boston Bruins. (Adam Hunger/Reuters)

He skated with such fluidity he would make water jealous, but the easiest way to describe Bobby Orr is with one word: legendary. 

The Hall of Fame former NHL blue-liner transcended the typical role of the defenceman and carved out an unparalleled career for himself. 

His accolades include eight Norris Trophies, three straight Hart Trophies (1970-72), two Stanley Cups and two Conn Smythe Trophies, just to name a few. 

Monday night on CBC's The National, Orr shared his stories with Peter Mansbridge, talked about his illustrious career and discussed the style of play today.

But it might be easiest to encapsulate his professional hockey life with a collection of some of the various highlights he has produced. Take a look at the videos below and see for yourself:

And if that wasn't enough, enjoy the smooth skater some more: 

One of his iconic moments for which he was immortalized on a statue — the infamous 'flying goal' in 1970 that won the Stanley Cup for the Boston Bruins over the St. Louis Blues in overtime: 

What are some of your favourite Orr memories? 


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