A new documentary about Willie O’Ree, titled “Willie,” will be released in 2019.

The documentary will follow O’Ree’s journey to the Hockey Hall of Fame, including looking back at how his family escaped slavery in the 1779 and settled in New Brunswick where, generations later, O’Ree grew up and learned to play hockey.

O’Ree, now 83, broke the NHL’s colour barrier when he skated in a game for the Boston Bruins in 1958, paving the way for generations of black athletes to play hockey professionally.

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