Cale Makar’s Bobby Orr-similarities go beyond being a dominant defenseman as former UMass star shares legend’s humility
Long before Wayne Gretzky compared Cale Makar to one of hockey’s most hallowed names, Makar went looking for Bobby Orr. Makar was a freshman at UMass in October of 2017. He was at TD Garden’s Legends Club for Hockey East Media Day and had yet to play a game above the Alberta Junior Hockey League. He and fellow freshman Mario Ferraro, now a defenseman for San Jose, journeyed out to the arena bowl to look at the banners, including Orr’s retired No. 4 hanging in the rafters.