1958 the NHL is integrated


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On January 18, 1958, hockey player Willie O’Ree of the Boston Bruins takes to the ice for a game against the Montreal Canadiens, becoming the first Black player to play in the National Hockey League (NHL). Born in 1935 in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, O’Ree was the son of a Civil Engineer .

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Article Title

NHL is integrated

AuthorHistory.com Editors

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HISTORY

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https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nhl-is-integrated

Access Date

January 18, 2022

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A&E Television Networks

Last Updated

January 13, 2022

Original Published Date

November 16, 2009