WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24:  Willie O'Ree, the first black professional hockey player to join the NHL, attends a briefing on the state of hockey in the Rayburn House Office Building April 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. O'Ree joined the Boston Bruins in 1958. The recipients of the inaugural NHL/Thurgood Marshall College Fund scholarships were also announced during the event.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)