TORONTO - Canada Post is honouring a number of legendary NHL defencemen from the league's Original Six era with its latest collection of postage stamps.
Longtime Boston Bruins great Bobby Orr is featured along with Tim Horton, Pierre Pilote, Red Kelly, Doug Harvey and Harry Howell. The latest issue, unveiled Thursday at the Hockey Hall of Fame, also includes stamps featuring Canada's seven NHL teams and the Zamboni ice resurfacer.
Orr, Pilote, Kelly and Howell were on hand for the ceremony along with members of the Horton and Harvey families. They were joined by Transport Minister Lisa Raitt and Canada Post president and CEO Deepak Chopra.
"I never expected anything like this," Orr said. "I don't think any of the players here today ever thought that we would be on a stamp. Obviously it's a great honour to be here in the great Hall.
"It's just a great thrill."