Bobby Orr Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Robert Gordon Orr was born on the 20th March 1948, in Parry Sound, Ontario Canada, and is a retired ice hockey player who played ten seasons for the Boston Bruins and then two seasons for the Chicago Black Hawks of the National Hockey League(NHL). His career was active from 1966 until 1978.

Have you ever wondered how rich Bobby Orr is, as of late 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Orr`s net worth is as high as $35 million, an amount earned through his successful career in the world of sports. After retirement, Bobby became a hockey player agent, and has since managed players such as Jeff Carter, Taylor Hall, Adam McQuaid, Jason Spezza, Steve Downie, Marc Staal, Cam Ward and Eric Staal, among others, which has also increased his net worth.

Bobby Orr Net Worth $35 Million

Bobby is one of five children born to Doug Orr and his wife Arva Steele. At birth Bobby was a weak baby, but survived with the help of the doctors; he started fighting for his life right at birth.

From an early age, Bobby was focused on ice hockey; he played his first game at the age of five in the “minor squirt” division. In his youth, Bobby was quite skinny even for a boy his age, but he compensated his frail stature with speed and the ability to respond quickly. Until he was 10 he played as a winger, but as he grew he was switched to defense. Thanks to his skills, Bobby was soon spotted by the Boston Bruins scout, and soon after his junior career ended, Bobby was signed to the Bruins; his net worth was established.
From 1966 until 1976 Bobby played for the Bruins and became one of the greatest players of the franchise. He won numerous prestigious awards both as an individual and as a part of the team; he played in eight consecutive NHL All-Star games from 1968 until 1975, won the Stanley Cup twice, in 1970 and 1972, was the NHL Plus/Minus leader six times, in 1969-72, 1974 and 1975. Furthermore, he won the Art Ross Trophy twice, and the James Norris Trophy eight times. He had his best season with the Bruins during 1970-1971 in which he scored 37 goals and had 102 assists, which gained him 139 points.

After the 1975-1976 season ended, Bobby became a free agent; he was offered a new contract by the Bruins worth $4 million for a period of 10 years, however, after his injury the amount was reduced to $295,000 per season, which Bobby didn`t accept, and instead he signed a contract worth $3 million over three years, with the Chicago Black Hawks.

He played for Chicago in only 26 games during his two years tenure, because of his left knee injury, which was damaged over the years and had undergone two knee replacement surgeries over the course of his career.

Regarding his personal life, Bobby has been married to Margaret Louise “Peggy” Wood since 1973; the couple has two sons and now two grandchildren. His son Darren is a part of Bobby Orr’s Hockey Group, through which he manages hockey players.

Bobby is a well-known philanthropist, visiting Boston Children`s Hospital on many occasions, giving away memorabilia to seek children. He has also supported the Multiple Sclerosis Society on several occasions, and earned the Multiple Sclerosis Silver Hope Chest Award for his contributions.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 20, 1948
Birth place: Parry Sound, Canada
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)
Profession:Ice hockey player
Nationality:Canadian
Spouse:Margaret Louise Wood (m. 1973)
Children:Darren Orr, Brent Orr
Parents:Doug Orr, Arva Steele
Siblings:Doug Orr Jr., Ronnie Orr, Patricia Orr, Penny Orr
Awards:James Norris Memorial Trophy, Art Ross Trophy
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Pictured on one of six Canadian permanent-rate commemorative stamps issued 3 October 2014, honoring the original six National Hockey League teams (Orr represents the Boston Bruins). Stamps were issued in booklet panes of six, making price on day of issue CAN$0.85 each. Others honored in this issue were Harry Howell, Doug Harvey (Montreal Canadiens), Tim Horton (Toronto Maple Leafs), Red Kelly, and Pierre Pilote.
2Hockey agent
3Retired his jersey for the Oshawa Generals. [November 2008]
4Toronto, Ontario, Canada [July 2007]
5Inducted into the ESPN Boston Hall of Fame in 2011 (inaugural class) with Red Auerbach, Larry Bird, Bill Russell, and Ted Williams.
6Became an agent in 1996, his Orr Hockey Group represents Taylor Hall, Eric Staal, Marc Staal, Jason Spezza, Tomas Kaberle, and Cam Ward.
7Inducted to Canada's Walk of Fame in 1998 (charter member).
8Played for Oshawa Generals 1963-1966.
9He was awarded the O.C. (Officer of the Order of Canada) on June 25, 1979 for his services to sports in Canada.
10He won two scoring titles, the only defender to accomplish that feat, and had career season highs of 46 goals and 102 assists.
11Art Ross Trophy (1970, 1975). Calder Memorial Trophy (1967). Conn Smythe Trophy (1970, 1972). First All-Star Team Defense (1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975). Hart Memorial Trophy (1970, 1971, 1972). James Norris Memorial Trophy (1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975). Lester B. Pearson Award (1975). Lester Patrick Trophy (1979). Lou Marsh Trophy (1971). Second All-Star Team Defense (1967).
12Orr's most famous moment was his game-winning goal for the Boston Bruins over the St. Louis Blues in overtime of the final game of the 1970 Stanley Cup finals - Orr received the puck from teammate Derek Sanderson, was tripped as he made his shot, and the puck went in the net; the image of a cheering Orr as he fell to the ice is among the most famous sports images in Boston and national history.
13Played for the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins (1966-1967 through 1975-1976) and Chicago Blackhawks (1976-1977 and 1978-1979, total of 26 games).
14Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979. Waiting period was waived.


Quotes

#Quote
1Parents have to understand: 0.0057 per cent of all kids playing hockey, that's the number of players who play one game in the NHL. So why is your kid playing? Why are you coaching? Why are you refereeing? To help make better people. And in helping make better people, you're going to make better players. If your kids has got it, I guarantee your kid is going to get a chance.
2We don't need fighting in the game to survive. But we do need that fear of getting beat up if you don't behave yourself, or if you're trying to take liberties with a player who doesn't play like that.
3Minor sports in the community is supposed to be fun for everyone, not just for the elite or 'the next one'. The chances of your son or daughter being 'the next one' are slim to none, so let's have them have fun.
4[on Don Cherry] Everybody wanted to play for Don. He was fair but he was also tough. He understood your level. He understood what he wanted from you and what you could do. He was a great motivator and he knew a lot more about the game than you might think. He was 'no bull'. You knew where you stood with him and, hey, we were men, and that's the way it should be. He loved his players - he was a players' coach. He protected his players. If you did your job and you did it right, there was no problem with Don. People have no idea now generous he is. They think he's just this rough, gruff guy. But I know how generous he is and the kind of work he does.
5[on his proudest achievements] I don't look at goals and those types of individual things. The things I'm most proud of are obviously the two Stanley Cup wins, the 1976 Canada Cup - which was the only time I ever played for Canada in an international series - and being in Vancouver for the Opympics in 2010, as part of the opening ceremonies and carrying the flag out.


Filmography

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Shot at Glory20004th Official

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bluffing It1987TV Movie hockey scenes coordinator

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stanley's Game Seven 3D2012Short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
60 Minutes Sports2015TV Series documentaryHimself - President, Orr Hockey Group (segment "The Next Big Thing")
Wahlburgers2015TV SeriesHimself - NHL Hall of Famer
Broad Street Bullies2010TV MovieHimself
Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Ceremonies, Behind the Scenes2010Documentary shortHimself
Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games2010TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Olympic Flagbearer: Opening Ceremony (2010)
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2007TV Series documentaryHimself
History Rings True: Red Sox Opening Day Ring Ceremony2005Video documentaryHimself - Ceremonial First Pitch Tosser
ESPN SportsCentury2000TV Series documentaryHimself
NHL 2000: A Millenium of Memories2000Video documentaryHimself
Life and Times1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Spenser: For Hire1988TV SeriesHimself
Greatest Sports Legends1980TV SeriesHimself
Nova1979TV Series documentaryHimself
20/201978TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
The Bob Hope Show1975TV SeriesHimself
1972 NHL All-Star Game1972TV SpecialHimself - East Division Defenseman
The Barbara McNair Show1971TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
California Golden Seals Story2016DocumentaryHimself
The Greatest Canadian2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Legends of Hockey: A Personal Journey2002TV SeriesHimself
Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize2000Video documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The NHL's Masked Men: The Last Line of Defense1998Video documentaryHimself
Rock'em Sock'em 91997VideoHimself
Legends of Hockey1996TV Movie documentaryHimself

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