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One of hockey's greatest and most private stars, Bobby Orr, has memoir coming out in October

Tuesday, 01.08.2013 / 11:35 AM / News

The Canadian Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - One of hockey's greatest and most private stars, Bobby Orr, is finally telling his life story.

"Orr: My Story" will be released in October by G.P. Putnam's Sons. The former Boston Bruins defenceman and three-time Hart Trophy winner as the National Hockey League's most valuable player is promising to share some experiences he believes "worth putting down on paper."

According to Tuesday's announcement by Putnam, Orr will reflect on his remarkable career and on his angry break from his former agent and close friend Alan Eagleson. Orr was in dire financial trouble after retiring and was among those who demanded Eagleson be removed from the NHL's Hall of Fame after he was jailed for fraud. Eagleson resigned in 1998.

The 64-year-old Orr was elected into the Hall in 1979.

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round