Bobby Orr

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Robert Gordon Orr (born March 20, 1948 in Parry Sound, Ontario) 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, starting with 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 2,111,520 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Bobby Orr is the 18th most popular hockey player (down from 16th in 2019), the 305th most popular biography from Canada (down from 284th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Canadian Hockey Player.

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Among hockey players, Bobby Orr ranks 18 out of 358Before him are Viacheslav Fetisov, Georges Vézina, Mario Lemieux, Jiří Holeček, Igor Larionov, and Sergei Makarov. After him are Jari Kurri, Viktor Konovalenko, Guy Lafleur, Jiří Holík, Teemu Selänne, and Howie Morenz.

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Among people born in 1948, Bobby Orr ranks 326Before him are Otto Waalkes, Bernd Stange, Jayalalithaa, Susana Dosamantes, Louis Raphaël I Sako, and Benita Ferrero-Waldner. After him are Jean-Pierre Monseré, Mikhail Nikolayevich Zadornov, Gabriele Seyfert, Juan García Rodríguez, JoBeth Williams, and Bernard Dietz.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Bobby Orr ranks 305 out of 1,130Before him are Howie Mandel (1955), Stu Hart (1915), Catherine O'Hara (1954), Wyndham Lewis (1882), Louise Arbour (1947), and Susan Clark (1943). After him are Marie Avgeropoulos (1986), John Peters Humphrey (1905), Seth Rogen (1982), Kenneth E. Iverson (1920), Jean-Claude Turcotte (1936), and Lance Kinsey (1954).


Among hockey players born in Canada, Bobby Orr ranks 9Before him are Gordie Howe (1928), Henri Richard (1936), Phil Esposito (1942), Bobby Hull (1939), Georges Vézina (1887), and Mario Lemieux (1965). After him are Guy Lafleur (1951), Howie Morenz (1902), Marcel Dionne (1951), Art Ross (1885), Bernie Geoffrion (1931), and Ernie Collett (1895).