MasterCard International, a sponsor of the National Hockey League, has hired hockey legend Bobby Orr as a spokesman.

In the coming year, Mr. Orr will appear at MasterCard member hospitality events and support consumer promotions related to the hockey sponsorship.

"The NHL sponsorship and Bobby Orr are important elements of our sponsorship promotions strategy," said Nicholas Utton, senior vice president, marketing, for MasterCard's U.S. region.

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