I am very proud to select Bobby Orr, D, Bruins
. (yes, I know he spent a short time with the Blackhawks, but I prefer to pretend that never happened)
The Bruins began scouting this marvel when he was 12 years old....and for good reason. He would go on to revolutionize the game with his free wheeling style. He was the first defenseman to join the rush and jump into the play, which was easy for him since he had the God given speed to always get back in position defensively.
8 time Norris Trophy winner
3 time Hart Trophy winner
2 time Art Ross Trophy winner
2 time Conn Smythe Trophy winner
Winner of the Calder Trophy & Pearson Award
Holds the NHL record for +/- for a season with an unreal +124
Holds the record for points (139) and assists (102) in a season by a defenseman
He would have put every defenseman scoring mark far, far out of reach had it not been for knee injuries that cut his career short.