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House votes to award medal to Willie O'Ree, first Black NHL player

Added 01-19-22 02:57:02pm EST - “The House on Wednesday cleared a bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Willie O'Ree, the first Black man to play in the? NHL.” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “House votes to award medal to Willie O'Ree, first Black NHL player”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The House on Wednesday cleared a bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Willie O'Ree, the first Black man to play in the NHL.

Lawmakers passed the measure by a vote of 426-0, after the Senate previously passed it by unanimous consent in July.

O'Ree, who was born in Canada, became the league's first Black player in January 1958 when he made his debut with the Boston Bruins in a game against the Montreal Canadiens.

The legislation, which now heads to President BidenJoe BidenMadame Tussauds unveils new Biden and Harris figures US raises concerns about Russian troop movements to Belarus Putin tests a model for invading Ukraine, outwitting Biden's diplomats MORE's desk, awards the Congressional Gold Medal "in recognition of his extraordinary contributions and commitment to hockey, inclusion, and recreational opportunity."

"Blind in 1 eye and a victim of racism at times throughout his career, O’Ree persevered and played professional hockey for 22 years, tallying over 1,000 points," the measure states.

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