The first black player in the NHL was Willie O'Ree. He played for the Boston Bruins.
The first black player in the NHL was Willie O'Ree of the Boston Bruins.
the first time a black player stepped on the ice for a full Nhl game was Willie O'Ree
Michael Grier was the first US born/trained black player in the NHL to record 1,000 games.
willie o'ree was the first black in the nhl. he played 4 the Boston bruins in 1957. jillian b. wrote this
Willie O'Ree was the first black player to play in the NHL.
Willie O'ree for the Boston Bruins in 1958.
It's impossible to know who the first black hockey player was!! However, if you mean the first to play in the NHL, it was Willie O'Ree of the Boston Bruins.
There have been 6 black players play for the New York Rangers On Dec. 23 1998 Rumun Ndur became the first black player to play in an NHL game for the Rangers. Art Dorrington became the first black player to sign a contract with an NHL team when he signed with the Rangers in 1950 but never made it to the NHL. The other 5 black players in order of first appearance are: Jason Doig, Sandy McCarthy (yes he's black), Anson Carter, Kevin Weekes and Nigel Dawes
Dave Ritchie scored the first NHL goal.