Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former NHL Heavyweight Colton Orr Retires after 13-Year Pro Hockey Career

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Former NHL Heavyweight Colton Orr Retires after 13-Year Pro Hockey Career

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Former NHL heavyweight Colton Orr retires

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TORONTO - Former NHL tough guy Colton Orr has retired after a 13-year professional career.

Orr played 477 career NHL games Boston Bruins, the New York Rangers and Toronto, piling up 1,186 penalty minutes.

The six-foot-three, 225-pound Winnipeg native only managed 12 goals and 12 assists in his NHL career, but his fighting ability won him a regular NHL job. He had back-to-back 82-game seasons with the Rangers in 2008-09, then the Maple Leafs in 2009-10.

Later in his career he had trouble sticking with an NHL club as the enforcer role fell out of favour in the league.

He failed to make the Leafs roster in 2014-15 and cleared waivers, appearing only in Toronto's final regular-season game. …

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