The Ice Breaker

The NHL never saw a black player until Willie O’Ree broke the color barrier in 1958

An inspirational story of the man who broke the color barrier in professional hockey and secretly played his career blind in one eye. For more than a decade, O’Ree has been the director of youth development for the NHL’s diversity program, helping to introduce more inner city kids to a game that historically has seen low numbers in representing them.