38 Bobby Orr Quotes that will inspire you

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The full name of Bobby Orr is Robert Gordon Orr, who is a former Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.

He is presented as an outstanding defenceman by using his ice skating speed, scoring, and play-making abilities. He has also joined the National Hockey League (NHL) for around 12 seasons.

Moreover, he is only one defenceman who gets a chance to win the league scoring title with two Art Ross Trophies. He has also held the record for most points and supports in only one season by a defenceman.

His victory of eight consecutive Norris Trophies as the NHL’s best defenceman and three consecutive Hart Trophies as the league’s most valuable player (MVP) is remembered yet. He was the youngest player when he was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1979. He was only 31 years at that time.

In 2017, he was listed as one of the “100 Greatest NHL Players” in the National Hockey League. He was not limited as a hockey player; later, he became a famous scout for many professional teams. Here are 38 memorable quotes by Bobby Orr that might help you.

Bobby Orr, Legend of Hockey
Bobby Orr, Legend of Hockey

“Forget about style; worry about results.”– Bobby Orr

“The biggest thing we get out of it is seeing the kids smile. And hopefully, we will also see that the lessons we’re teaching – not only the fundamentals of hockey but also the life values – are sinking in.”– Bobby Orr

“I’ve been a very lucky guy. I played on championship teams. I played for Canada. I’ve won some awards, and I’m very proud of those accomplishments. But I don’t think there’s anything greater than to come home and to be recognized at home. This is the pinnacle.”– Bobby Orr

“Hockey is a tough game.”– Bobby Orr

“Blood, sweat, tears. No practice tomorrow ’cause there’s no one left to beat.”– Bobby Orr

“Developing better people should be the number one goal for any coach when dealing with kids. In trying to develop better people, we are going to develop more and better pros.”– Bobby Orr

“On sheer ability, Mario is good enough to win scoring titles with a broken stick. On pure talent, he’s the best there is. But Wayne almost never disappoints you. He comes to work every night.”– Bobby Orr

“Everyone should have the same opportunity, and in many areas, that’s not the case because programs are built around the elite.”– Bobby Orr

9th of 38 Bobby Orr Quotes

“So many of today’s programs are about trophies and jackets, and we think that’s a big mistake.”– Bobby Orr

“Growing up, if I hadn’t had sports, I don’t know where I’d be. God only knows what street corners I’d have been standing on, and God only knows what I’d have been doing, but instead I played hockey and went to school and stayed out of trouble.”–Bobby Orr

Bobby Orr and his award
Bobby Orr and his award

“You never know how a single interaction with a person might affect their life, so you must constantly try to be at your best.”– Bobby Orr

“I’m really no different than anybody else; except that sometimes I get my name in the paper.”– Bobby Orr

“Staying out of the penalty box will really help.”– Bobby Orr

“My Dad was my biggest supporter. He never put pressure on me.”– Bobby Orr

“I always tell Bobby he was up in the air so so long that I had had time to shower and change before he hit the ice.”– Bobby Orr

“We’ve got to do a better job with our kids. Teach good values, teach the fundamentals.”– Bobby Orr

“You hear peewee coaches teaching the ‘trap’. What the heck are we doing teaching the ‘trap’? Let the kids go, let them have fun; that’s how you improve.”– Bobby Orr

“We’re going to have more kids playing, and we’re going to have a better chance of finding those players Minor sports in a community is for fun and recreation. For everyone.”– Bobby Orr

Bobby Orr quote on effective result
Bobby Orr quote about an effective result

“Hockey is a tough game. With all the talk and everything that’s going on right now, it frightens me a little bit that we are giving our players an excuse not to hit. I just hope that we don’t take that out of our game at the pro level.”– Bobby Orr

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“There are no environments where you’re only going to win, because life just isn’t like that.”– Bobby Orr

“You hear all the time about European players playing the game. These players that come over at 17, 18, and 19, they just don’t all of a sudden become skilled. From the time they were little fellas, they learned the fundamentals of the game. Let them create.”– Bobby Orr

“The kids wait for it to be organized. They want to go play all of these tournaments for a little practice time. I learned my skills by dropping the puck just with the kids. I think that’s missing today.”– Bobby Orr

“Growing up in Canada, most kids from Canada dream of playing in the NHL, and they also hope one day to be on a Stanley Cup team. That was a big goal.”– Bobby Orr

“I never looked at hockey as work. Now that I’d finished playing, I had to go to work.”– Bobby Orr

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“If you talk to most athletes, the place you’re most comfortable is your playing field. I’m not so comfortable at a podium or talking about events.”– Bobby Orr

Bobby Orr with Derek Sanderson
Bobby Orr with Derek Sanderson

“Minor sports in the community is fun and recreation for everyone, not just the elite. I think back to my days in minor hockey, and those are my fondest memories, having fun.”– Bobby Orr

“Once you turn pro and you’re making the big money and kids are buying your sneakers and your skates and your gloves and so on, you are a member of that role model club.”– Bobby Orr

“I don’t spend a lot of time here in New York. I didn’t realize there were so many Bruins fans in New York.”– Bobby Orr

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“We’re professional athletes. People know who we are, and if there’s some way we can help with a friend or someone in need, that’s a responsibility we have. I really strongly believe that.”– Bobby Orr

“I was the happiest guy in the world when I was on the ice. You’re being paid to play a game! That’s pretty special.”– Bobby Orr

“I’m a terrible dancer! Oh, I’m an awful dancer!”– Bobby Orr

“If a player is trying to intimidate a skilled player on your team, what do we want? We want our skilled players playing, so we shouldn’t be doing that.”– Bobby Orr

“I couldn’t wait to get on the ice. I couldn’t wait to get to practice. As a kid, I couldn’t wait to shoot pucks or play in parking lots, or play on the river or play on the bay.”– Bobby Orr

“I didn’t want to do a book just to do a book. I wanted to do a book that, if you should read it, you might take one thing from it. Until that was clear in my mind, I wasn’t going to do one.”– Bobby Orr

35th of 38 Bobby Orr Quotes

“I was an offensive defenseman. I was up the ice as much as I was back.”– Bobby Orr

“If you’re going to help somebody, sneak in, sneak out, do what you can. I just sneak along and do my thing and meet wonderful people, some people I’ve never met, new friends.”– Bobby Orr

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“When you’re young, you don’t realize the sacrifices that people are making for you.”– Bobby Orr

Sidney Crosby, our greatest player, I don’t want to see Sidney Crosby in the penalty box. I don’t want to see Sidney Crosby hurt. I want to see Sidney Crosby play.”– Bobby Orr


Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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