Colton "Bobby" Douglas Orr (born March 3, 1982) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. Having played nearly 500 games in the NHL, Orr was known as an enforcer for his physical style of play and for regularly fighting.
March 3, 1982|
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||222 lb (101 kg; 15 st 12 lb)|
Boston Bruins |
New York Rangers
Toronto Maple Leafs
Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Orr played junior hockey for the Swift Current Broncos, Kamloops Blazers and Regina Pats in Western Hockey League (WHL). Orr went undrafted and signed as a free agent with the Boston Bruins. He played his first NHL game against the Washington Capitals, the only game he played in the 2003–04 season. He played most of the 2003–04 season, as well as the following, lockout-cancelled 2004–05 season with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL), playing 125 games, scoring 12 points and recording 536 penalty minutes.
Orr played as regular early in the 2005–06 season with the Bruins, but was shortly waived, where on November 29, 2005, the New York Rangers claimed him off waivers. He scored his first NHL point in 15 games with the Rangers, as well as dressing for one Stanley Cup playoff game against the New Jersey Devils.
Orr saw his playing time increase over three consecutive seasons in New York, dressing in 53 games in 2006–07, 74 games in 2007–08 and a full 82-game season in 2008–09. On December 31, 2006, Orr was suspended for five games by the NHL for a cross check to the face of Washington Capitals' Alexander Ovechkin in the third period of a December 30 game at Madison Square Garden. Ovechkin was uninjured, but NHL Senior Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations Colin Campbell termed Orr's infraction "reckless." Later in the season, Orr scored his first NHL goal in a February 9, 2007, game against the Tampa Bay Lightning's Johan Holmqvist, adding four more goals with the Rangers along with 478 penalty minutes in his stint in New York.
On July 1, 2009, Orr signed a four-year, $4 million contract as a free agent with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Orr would finish the season with career highs in penalty minutes (239) whilst adding four goals and six points.
His next year with the Maple Leafs was cut short after suffering a concussion in a fight with Anaheim Ducks' enforcer George Parros. Orr was out for the year and finished the season with 46 games, two goals and 128 penalty minutes.
Orr was declared ready to play at the start of the 2011–12 season, but saw a dramatically-reduced role with Toronto, playing only five games, scoring one goal and getting into one fight. On January 4, 2012, Orr was placed on waivers by the Maple Leafs, with only one-and-a-half years remaining on his contract. He was assigned to the Toronto Marlies of the AHL the next day. Orr played 26 games with the Marlies, scoring one goal and adding 46 penalty minutes.
Orr played in 44 of 48 games in the lockout-shortened 2012–13 season with Toronto, scoring one goal and adding three assists while leading the NHL in penalty minutes, with 155. He also played in all seven of the Maple Leafs' 2013 playoff games against his former team, the Boston Bruins.
On June 13, 2013, the Maple Leafs re-signed Orr to a two-year contract extension worth $1.85 million. On October 1, 2013, while playing for Toronto in their home opener against the Montreal Canadiens, Orr engaged once again with George Parros (who had been traded from the Ducks to the Canadiens during the off-season) in the third period. Parros lost his balance and fell headfirst to the ice, where he was subsequently taken off on a stretcher and later diagnosed with a concussion.
Orr failed to make the Maple Leafs' roster out of training camp for the 2014–15 season and was assigned to the Toronto Marlies after clearing waivers. However, he was called up on April 9, 2015, to play in the last game of the season on April 11, as appreciation for his services.
On October 3, 2015, Orr signed a contract to play in the American Hockey League for the Stockton Heat, the farm team for the Calgary Flames. Over the duration of the 2015–16 season, Orr played in just 10 regular season games. With the diminishing role of enforcers, at season's end, Orr announced his retirement from professional hockey on April 28, 2016.
On May 14th 2019 the Danbury Ice Arena, in Danbury Connecticut, announced that Colton joined the ownership group of the arena’s recently launched North American Hockey League 3 team, the Danbury Colonials. Orr will serve as the organization’s managing partner of the Junior Hockey operation
|1998–99||St. Boniface Saints||MJHL||54||7||5||12||280||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||Swift Current Broncos||WHL||2||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Swift Current Broncos||WHL||61||3||2||5||130||12||1||0||1||25|
|2000–01||Swift Current Broncos||WHL||19||0||4||4||67||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||New York Rangers||NHL||15||0||1||1||44||1||0||0||0||2|
|2006–07||New York Rangers||NHL||53||2||1||3||126||4||0||0||0||12|
|2007–08||New York Rangers||NHL||74||1||1||2||159||2||0||0||0||0|
|2008–09||New York Rangers||NHL||82||1||4||5||193||5||0||0||0||16|
|2009–10||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||82||4||2||6||239||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||46||2||0||2||128||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||5||1||0||1||5||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||44||1||3||4||155||7||0||0||0||18|
|2013–14||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||54||0||0||0||110||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||1||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
- "NHL suspends Rangers' Orr, Capitals' Brashear". NHL. 2006-12-31. Retrieved 2007-01-05.[dead link]
- "Maple Leafs sign Orr to four-year deal". The Sports Network. 2009-07-01. Retrieved 2009-07-01.
- The Canadian Press (2012-05-01). "Burke sends Orr to the minors, bemoans the lack of fighting in the NHL". The Hockey News. Archived from the original on 2012-07-17. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
- "Montreal Canadiens George Parros suffered concussion". ESPN. 2013-10-01. Retrieved 2013-10-01.
- "Maple Leafs recall Colton Orr for season-ending game against Montreal". Toronto Star. 2015-04-09. Retrieved 2015-05-18.
- "Colton Orr retires from NHL after 9 seasons". NHLPA. 2016-04-28. Retrieved 2016-04-28.
- "Leafs Orr keeps fighting, providing for family". 2013-09-28. Retrieved 2013-09-28.