November 29, 2014

Great Moments In Hockey History: Defenseman Bobby Orr Leads NHL In Scoring


In 1969-70, Bobby Orr accomplished something that no other defenseman in the history of the NHL had done before or since: He led the league in scoring.

Orr scored 33 goals and 120 points to beat out teammate Phil Esposito by 21 points for the Art Ross Trophy. Orr also won the Norris Trophy as the league's best defenseman, the Hart Trophy as league MVP and was Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP after leading the Bruins to their first Stanley Cup title since 1941.

Orr repeated as NHL scoring champion in 1975 with 135 points!

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