It has been 42 years since Bobby Orr played in Oshawa, but the OHL Generals will retire Orr's jersey in a ceremony on November 27th, 2008.
Orr started playing with the Generals as a 14-year-old 1963. Over the next three seasons he would go on to score 278 points in 194 games with the team, capturing the 1966 OHA championship along the way.
And he did it all with jersey number 2, not his famous number 4. The accompanying image is courtesy of BobbyOrrFans.com
Despite an impressive list of alumni, the Generals have been shy to retire numbers until recently.
In 2006 they retired #9 after Red Tilson, who played in 1941 through 1943 and died in World War II. They also recently retired #88 for Eric Lindros, who starred from 1989-1992.
They previously have honoured two numbers. Orr's number 2 was removed from circulation immediately after he left town. Also, #9 was removed from team usage in 1985 when player Bruce Melanson died of an rare and undiagnosed heart condition. He was just 18.
Related: The National Post reports that Bobby Orr's love affair with Parry Sound, Ontario is stronger than ever.
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