Former New York Ranger, Colton Orr, who played 13-years professionally, has joined the Ownership Group of the team’s North American Hockey League platform. Orr will serve as the organization’s Managing Partner of the Junior Hockey operation.
Colton Orr, a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada, played 477 games in the National Hockey League and registered 24 points (12 goals & 12 assists) and over 1100 Penalty Minutes (PIMs). Orr’s former teammates include Jaromir Jagr, Henrik Lundqvist, Chris Drury, Brendan Shanahan, Phil Kessel, Joe Thornton, and Brian Leetch.
Orr: “I was fortunate in my Junior Hockey career to have an ex-NHL player (Mike Ridley) to mentor my team in Winnipeg with the St. Bonifice Saints and it was an unbelievable experience for the guys in the room. Being part of building this program from the start is a very exciting opportunity. I can’t wait to get on the ice with the boys.”
As part of the partnership, the Danbury Ice Arena will become the home of the Colton Orr Hockey Academy (www.coltonorrhockey.com
) which focuses on developing full contact hockey players, taught with the proper methods. All of the camps, clinics, and symposiums are designed to specifically teach body contact and positioning, while also enhancing player skills.