No player in hockey history was more exciting or more dominant than Bobby Orr.
Orr burst onto the NHL scene in 1966 and captured the Calder Trophy as the league's top rookie.
His speed and creativity were second to none. Orr was all over the ice skating, shooting, passing and throwing hard body checks. Orr wasn't afraid to defend himself either. Five times he topped 100 penalty-minute mark in a season.
Orr led the Bruins to two Stanley Cups and captured eight straight Norris Trophies as the league's best defenseman. He also won two Conn Smythe Trophies and became the first defenseman to win the Art Ross Trophy as the league's top scorer (he won it twice). Add three Hart Trophies as league MVP and you have a very impressive resume.
In 1971, Orr became the first defenseman in NHL history to score more than 100 points in a season and he finished the year with an NHL record plus-124, a mark that still stands 41 years later.
Orr finished with an incredible 915 points in just 657 NHL games before his career was cut short due to knee injuries before his 30th birthday.
He remains the best defenseman and arguably the best player in NHL history.