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10-17-2008, 09:23 PM
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The first African American to ever play in the NHL...

Where was he born?

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10-17-2008, 09:25 PM
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10-17-2008, 09:27 PM
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10-17-2008, 09:28 PM
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Wouldn't that make him an African Canadian?

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Wouldn't that make him an African Canadian?
it's not America? :SS

first US born african-american: Val James born in Ocala, Florida


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Wouldn't that make him an African Canadian?
No, it would make him Canadian.

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Was it Kolzig?

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Was it Kolzig?
He was born in South Africa I think.

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Willie O'Ree if I'm not mistaken..

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Willie O'Ree if I'm not mistaken..
Winner! Its Willie.

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Winner! Its Willie.
O'Ree isn't 'African American'.

The first African-American player was Val James, as someone listed above.

I believe the second was Mike Grier.

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10-17-2008, 11:01 PM
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Perhaps the thread starter can clarify whether he meant 'African-American' or 'black dude.'

Willie O'Ree was definitely the first black dude.

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LOSER x 2 lolz.

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10-18-2008, 01:25 AM
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The NHL honoured Willie O'Ree in the past season on the 50th anniversary of hs breaking the colour barrier in the NHL.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=370260

Here is an interesting story about how he tried pro baseball in the US South before deciding to concentrate on his hockey career.
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=375690

Little known fact he was blind in one eye and he kept it a secret throughout his 21 year career. I saw him play for the San Diego Gulls of the old WHL a number of times and he was one of the fastest skaters I ever saw - he could flat out fly.

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10-18-2008, 03:52 AM
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yep, I think olie is probably the only player born in africa. Other than that your just american (or canadian).

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10-18-2008, 07:27 AM
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Where was he born?
As a Euro Canadian I assume you are referring to Wille O'Ree.

It's OK to call them black, you know. I don't mind being called white either.

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As a Euro Canadian I assume you are referring to Wille O'Ree.

It's OK to call them black, you know. I don't mind being called white either.
I'm thinking the OP was just trying to see if people were going to say O'Ree or not since he's Canadian.

AFAIK Kolzig is the only African to play in the NHL.

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10-18-2008, 08:12 AM
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I'm thinking the OP was just trying to see if people were going to say O'Ree or not since he's Canadian.

AFAIK Kolzig is the only African to play in the NHL.

Rumun Ndur.

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Hey gang, Moon Man here. Are we answering the OP's question or just naming random black hockey players?

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Hey gang, Moon Man here. Are we answering the OP's question or just naming random black hockey players?
Jarome Iginla!

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It's Willie O'Ree. I have no idea where he was born, though.

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