NHL's Black History Month mobile museum in Ottawa

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Willie O'Ree
Willie O’Ree was the first black player to suit up for an NHL game in 1958.

Fans of the Ottawa Senators can take in a special exhibition honouring Black History Month before the puck drops at the Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday, Feb. 4. A mobile museum will be set up outside the arena, showcasing former and current National Hockey League (NHL) players of colour. Willie O’Ree was the first black player to suit up for an NHL game in 1958. Hear what O’Ree had to say about the mobile museum in this short clip from TSN 1200.

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Sonia Mendes is the English Writer/Editor for Ingenium. She loves digging behind the scenes to tell the quirky, colourful stories of museum life and all things related to science and innovation.