Several of ice hockey's greatest players are honoured with a display case at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Orr was inducted to the Hall of Fame in 1979.
Orr is widely considered to be the best defenceman to ever play the sport. In a career shortened by knee injuries, he played just over nine seasons with the Boston Bruins (1966-1976) and 26 games over three seasons with the Chicago Black Hawks (1976-78). He is the only defenceman to lead the league in scoring, which he did twice. He won the NHL's Norris Trophy (best defenceman award) eight straight seasons from 1968-1975.