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Bobby Orr

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Robert Gordon Orr (born March 20, 1948) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest of all time. Orr used his ice skating speed, scoring, and play-making abilities to revolutionize the position of defenceman. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for 12 seasons, the first 10 with the Boston Bruins, followed by two with the Chicago Black Hawks. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bobby Orr has received more than 2,867,990 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Bobby Orr is the 21st most popular hockey player (down from 18th in 2019), the 297th most popular biography from Canada (up from 305th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Canadian Hockey Player.

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  • 33

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  • 2.39

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  • 4.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among hockey players, Bobby Orr ranks 21 out of 364Before him are Jari Kurri, Igor Larionov, Henri Richard, Guy Lafleur, Georges Vézina, and Jiří Holík. After him are Teemu Selänne, Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Yakushev, Viktor Konovalenko, Vyacheslav Starshinov, and Marcel Dionne.

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Among people born in 1948, Bobby Orr ranks 355Before him are Angela Sommer-Bodenburg, Martin Birch, Joel Santana, Dave Holland, JoBeth Williams, and Erik Schinegger. After him are Gabriele Seyfert, Levy Mwanawasa, Catherine Millet, Nate Archibald, Ndaye Mulamba, and Barry Hay.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Bobby Orr ranks 297 out of 1,350Before him are G. A. Cohen (1941), Joe Clark (1939), Peaches (1966), Donal Logue (1966), Georges Vézina (1887), and William Pirrie, 1st Viscount Pirrie (1847). After him are Cory Monteith (1982), David Suzuki (1936), Pat Patterson (1941), Kevin Durand (1974), Edward Belcher (1799), and Bob Rock (1954).


Among hockey players born in Canada, Bobby Orr ranks 10Before him are Phil Esposito (1942), Bobby Hull (1939), Mario Lemieux (1965), Henri Richard (1936), Guy Lafleur (1951), and Georges Vézina (1887). After him are Marcel Dionne (1951), Howie Morenz (1902), Brett Hull (1964), Bernie Geoffrion (1931), Bobby Clarke (1949), and Mark Messier (1961).