Chicago Blackhawks: Players who ended in weird spots like Tom Brady

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D. Boston Bruins. Bobby Orr. 1. player. 70.

If you were to ask most hockey fans who the greatest defenseman to ever play the game was, most would say, Bobby Orr. He is often considered with Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, and Gordie Howe as the four greatest players who ever laced them up. Orr scored the most famous goal in the history of the NHL when he flew through the air after scoring winning the Stanley Cup for the Boston Bruins against the St. Louis Blues.

Bobby Orr is right there with Tom Brady as the greatest athlete to ever play in the Boston area. Like Tom, Orr finished his career away from the franchise that made him so legendary. Orr played his final two NHL seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks after ten with the Boston Bruins. His career was cut short due to injury otherwise he probably would have played with Chicago even longer.

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Orr was so famous because he changed the game forever. He was one of the first defensemen to ever be as offensively gifted. He had 915 points in 657 games played. Thanks to Orr, a defenseman like Erik Karlsson, Brent Burns, or Cale Makar were able to follow in his footsteps. If it weren’t for his injuries he probably would have been one of the league’s all-time leading scorers. Orr playing for Chicago at the end was cool for a lot of people, but very strange to think about.