Orr is one of, if not the best defenseman to ever play in the NHL. He is the only defenseman to win the league's scoring title, which he did twice. He won the league's defenseman of the year award (Norris Trophy) eight straight years, and won the MVP award (Hart Trophy) three straight years. Knee injuries ended his career after 12 seasons - ten years in Boston and parts of two seasons with Chicago. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame at 31 years old.
In 2010, a bronze statue of Orr diving through the air was unveiled outside of the Bruins home arena.