Colton Orr to wear pink skates

Updated: October 30, 2010, 3:05 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Toronto's toughest player is expected to wear pink skates against the New York Rangers to support the fight against cancer.

Colton Orr put in a request with Reebok for the league's Hockey Fights Cancer month. The company delivered hand-painted pink skates for the forward to wear in Saturday night's game against the Rangers.

Orr is wearing the skates in memory of Todd Davison, a former teammate with the WHL's Regina Pats who died in 2006 from a rare form of cancer.

Orr's skates were painted by artist David Arrigo and will be auctioned off for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

New York Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro had all pink gear made -- pads, blocker and gloves -- while others have used pink sticks. NHL coaches and managers have worn pink ties.


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