Rhiannon Walker with ESPN The Undefeated talks about the NHL's colour barrier-breaker, Willie O'Ree. Many athletes went through the dredges, and when O'Ree got the chance, he capitalized for himself and also elevated people of colour. "Playing those 45 games was massively important." They talk about the careers of other black and PoC hockey players before O'Ree broke through. What was even less known was O'Ree's eye injury.