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Notable black hockey players

Willie O'Ree: The NHL's first black player, he made his debut on Jan. 18, 1958 with the Boston Bruins. O'Ree, who was blind in his right eye, played two seasons and had 14 points.

Grant Fuhr: In 2003, he became the first black player inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. The goalie had 403 wins, a .887 career save percentage and was a member of five championship teams. His No. 31 is retired by the Oilers.

Jarome Iginla: In 2003, he became the first black player to wear the captain's "C" on his jersey. He's a five-time All-Star and the Calgary Flames' all-time leader in goals (409), points (851) and games played (942). (Dirk Graham, who is one-quarter black, became captain of the Blackhawks in 1989. He played 12 NHL seasons)

Anson Carter: In 10 seasons with eight teams (including the Rangers), the right winger had 202 goals and 219 assists. Carter, who is of Barbadian descent, was part of two World Championship gold medal-winning teams.

Donald Brashear: The 16-year veteran now playing for the Rangers, has over 200 points but is better known as one of the NHL's top enforcers with more than 2,600 careeer penalty minutes.

Kevin Weekes: The goalie played 11 seasons in the NHL, including stints with the Islanders, Rangers and Devils. In 348 games, his record was 105 wins, 163 losses, 33 ties and 6 overtime losses. His career save percentage was .902 and his goals against average was 2.88.

Kyle Okposo: The Islanders right wing, who was the seventh overall pick in 2006, has 37 points this season. The 21-year-old is regarded as one of the best young prospects in the sport.

Tony McKegney: The 32nd overall pick in 1978 by the Sabres, he had eight 20-goal seasons. He had a career-high 40 goals and 78 points in the '87 season.

Mike Grier: A ninth-round pick of the St. Louis Blues in 1993, Grier has played 13 seasons for four teams and has 362 career points.

Jamal Mayers: A 12-year forward, he has played over 700 NHL games for the Blues and Maple Leafs. Mayers has also represented Canada in three IIHF World Championships, winning gold in 2007.

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