The Bobby Orr celebrity doll portrays him as a former Boston Bruins ice hockey player. The doll is a 1997 Starting Lineup Sports Superstar Collectible made by Kenner (now Hasbro) and licensed by the NHL. Orr spent most of his NHL carreer playing for the Bruins winning two Stanley Cups championships. His last two seasons were with the Chicago Blackhawks. He was inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979.
From the box:
At the end of the Ontario Junior Jockey League’s 1965-66 season, Robert Gordon Orr had distinguished himself as one of Canada’s most promising hockey players. And at the age of 18, the young man from Parry Sound, Ontario was on his way to the National Hockey League®.
Donning his #4 Boston Bruins’ uniform for the first time, Bobby Orr skated onto the ice of the famed Boston Garden as Boston hockey fans got their first look at the team’s latest rookie. Three years later, Orr had become the first defense-ma to lead the NHL® in scoring, and was well on his way to leading the Bruins to eight consecutive playoffs and two Stanley Cup championships.
Orr’s ability to pass the puck with as much power and accuracy as he could when firing a shot on the net were obvious assets, as was his lightning-fast speed that allowed him to bring the puck up the ice for an offensive attack, and then quickly return on defense to stop a fast break. A graceful and aggressive skater, he brought cheering fans to their feet every time he touched the puck.
Unfortunately, Orr’s career was cut short at the age of 27 due to injuries: he had undergone six separate operations on his left knee. And by the time he retired in 1978 (after a brief stint with the Chicago Blackhawks®), he had already earned himself a place in hockey history as one of the greatest players to ever lace up a pair of skates.
As a defenseman, Orr holds the NHL single-season record for the most points (139) and the most assists (102), both of which he achieved in the 1970-71 season. He is the only player to win the Norris Trophy—awarded each year to the NHL’s outstanding defenseman—eight times. Orr also won the Conn Smythe Trophy—award to the most valuable player in the playoffs—in both 1970 and 1972. He won the Ross Trophy for the most points scored (1970 & 1975), and was awarded the Hart Trohpy—given to the NHL’s most valuable player—three times.
Celebrate Bobby Orr’s legendary career with this fully poseable, collector’s edition figure. Authentically styled in every detail, Orr comes outfitted in his classic team uniform complete with hockey stick, skates, gloves, puck, and display stand. For fans ages 4 to 104, this exclusive figure is sure to become a classic collectible.
The doll comes wearing a replica Boston Bruins hockey uniform complete with skates, gloves, stick and puck. It is fully articulated as in typical Starting Lineup figures with bendable legs, arms, a neck that moves in every direction, jointed wrists, and swivel waist. The skates come off and the hockey socks go from the ankle to the top of the thighs. The doll is easy to pose in hockey positions.