Who was the first black professional hockey player? July 28, 2020January 8, 2012 by Pamela Landy Willie O’Ree, who played one season for the Boston Bruins, 1960-61 was the first black professional hockey player. Related Answers What was the first American city to be admitted to the National Hockey League? Which ice hockey player holds the lifetime record for scoring goals? What was a summoner or A canon’s yeoman or A franklin or A manciple or a reeve? Who was the first U.S. professional male golfer to win over $1 million during his career? How big is a hockey puck? Who was the first pro football player?