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March 20, 1948

One of the most important days in Boston Bruins history – not that anyone had a clue as to its importance as it passed by.

Bobby Orr was born in the little town of Parry Sound, Ontario.

Not surprisingly, Parry Sound is proud of its native son, the greatest hockey player of all time (or pretty damned close). The Bobby Orr Community Center, home to pick-up floor curling matches every Wednesday. The Bobby Orr Hall of Fame is closed temporarily for renovations; it honors all sorts of local folks involved in all sorts of athletics.

The nearby Oshawa Generals, for whom Orr played from 1963-1966, retired his No. 2. When Orr was 14, the Bruins were able to sign him to an agreement that would guarantee them his services when he turned 18.

The deal included a bonus worth about $89,000 in today’s Canadian dollars. The Bruins also gave Orr a car and paid to stucco the family home.

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