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Willie O'Ree To Participate Virtually In Number Retirement Ceremony

Willie set to participate virtually in January 18 ceremony at TD Garden

by Boston Bruins @NHLBruins / Boston Bruins

Boston, MA - The Boston Bruins and Willie O'Ree announced today, that out of an abundance of caution, O'Ree has opted to participate in his number retirement ceremony virtually on January 18, 2022.

"While my family and I looked forward to participating in the ceremonies in-person, the long travel and associated risks that come along with a cross-country trip have led us to make the difficult decision to participate virtually," said Willie O'Ree. "I want to thank the Bruins organization for their support and understanding, and I remain incredibly honored that they have chosen to retire my number. I would also like to express my sincere appreciation to the fans for their support throughout the years. I am excited to connect with everyone remotely, from my home in San Diego, on January 18."

As such, the pregame celebration will now begin at 7:00 pm with puck drop now slated for 7:20 pm. 

Doors for the ceremony and game that evening will open to game ticket holders at 5:45 pm. Doors for Boston Garden Society members will open at 5:00 pm.

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