Bobby Orr’s Net Worth
|Date of Birth:||March 20, 1948|
|Age:||73 years old|
|Height:||6 ft in (1.83 m)|
|Profession:||Ice Hockey Player/Coach|
|Net Worth:||$35 million|
Bobby Orr Introduction
Bobby Orr is one of the best ice hockey players in history. He has a net worth of approximately $35 million dollars. Bobby should be much wealthier but he was reportedly swindled by a one-time advisor. The financial turmoil reportedly left Orr deeply in debt and close to bankruptcy.
He was one of the most important players in hockey history, helping to revolutionize defensemen in his 12 seasons.
Bobby Orr Early Live and Career Beginnings
In 1948, on the 20th, of March Bobby Orr was born in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. His mother was Arva Steele, and his father, Doug Orr, had served in the Canadian Royal Navy during World War 2(WWII). Orr is one, among five siblings.
He was already showing off his hockey skills at an early age. At the age of five, when he received his first pair of ice skates, he began playing organized hockey in the “minor squirt” division. After playing as a forward, then as a defenseman, Orr’s performances at Ontario Hockey League (OHL) competitions eventually drew the attention of NHL scouts.
At the age of 14, he joined the Oshawa Generals, a junior hockey team affiliated with the Boston Bruins. During this time, he moved to Oshawa, Ontario, where he attended R.S. McLaughlin High School and stayed with a local family. Each year during his junior career Orr’s goals and points increased, resulting in him becoming an OHA First-Team All-Star.
When Orr turned sixteen, his father Doug asked Boston Bruins for more money and was turned down. Doug subsequently met with a Toronto lawyer named Alan Eagleson who agreed to work with the Orrs for free. He developed a close relationship with them. After several offers were extended, Orr and the Boston Bruins agreed on a $250,000 signing bonus and two-year contract that would make him the highest-paid player in the NHL as a rookie.
Bobby Orr Personal Life
Orr married speech therapist Margaret Wood in 1973; they have two children, Darren and Brent. Orr is also known as the grandfather of Alexis and Robert.
Among his myriad personal interest, Orr is passionate about fishing, which he has been doing since childhood. While living with Bruins training room and roommate John Forristal, Orr was also well known for keeping his apartment clean and avoiding alcohol, smoking, and nightlife clubbing.
Bobby Orr Age, Height, and Weight.
Being born in 1948 on the 20th, of March “Bobby Orr” age is 73 years old as of today’s date and his height is 6 feet 0 inches tall (1.83 m) and his weight is 98 kilogram as of 2022.
Bobby Orr Professional Career
Bobby Orr played various hockey tournaments at different ages in the defense position. But his professional career began in 1961 when he came into the spotlight while playing Youth Hockey Tournaments.
At the age of just 14, Bobby made his junior debut in the new Metro junior League, competing against much older players who were already established, professionals. He improved his performance for his next two seasons, scoring 38 goals and finishing with 94 points.
During the 1966-67 season, Bobby made his professional hockey debut against the Detroit Redwings with 13 goals and 27 assists. It was an unpredictable result for Defenseman. Due to this, the NHL presented him with the Calder Memorial Trophy and awarded him the league’s outstanding rookie award.
After that, in his very next season, he had an injury from a collarbone fracture and a separated shoulder. Despite the injuries, the player got his name into the NHL’s first All-Star team.
The first hat trick Bobby came in the 1968-69 season against Chicago despite the constant pains of previous injuries. His historic goal gave the Bruins their first Stanley Cup since 1941 in the 1969-70 season. Not only that, but he led his team to another playoff appearance in 1972 and scored a game-winning goal against New York to claim the championship title. During that season, he was awarded the (MVP) Most Valuable Player Award.
Awards and Achievements
Bobby Orr is a legend in the history of ice hockey. He scored 270 goals and provided 645 assists in 657 games in his name. He scored nine hat tricks and 40 goals in one season. He was awarded the Lou Marsh Trophy for his achievements in athletics in 1970. Similarly, he won the Art Ross Trophy twice, which is an award given to the league’s leading scorer.
Bobby Orr was one of the youngest players to be inducted into hockey’s hall of fame at just the age of 31.
Bobby Orr Net Worth
Bobby Orr net worth around is $35 million in 2022. His first season in the league was in 1966 when he made $25,000 per season. During his last professional season, 1981, his reported annual salary was approximately $600,000.
Despite being one of the most paid players during his playing career and declaring bankruptcy after retirement, Orr was able to pay off his debts.
He made $1.3 million coaching the Blackhawks for a short period of time. During that time, too, he also signed endorsement contracts with BayBank and Standard Brands, which allowed him to rebuild his finances.
Bobby Orr owns an apartment in Sandwich, Massachusetts (MA) in the U.S. According to some reports he has also bought a house in Jupiter, Florida.
Bobby was supporting indigenous youth, and he provides hockey gear to youth.
Bobby Orr was a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played in (NHL) National Hockey League for 12 seasons. He is married to Margret Louise Wood since September 1973. They have two children together. Orr is reported as having a net worth of $35 million as of 2022.