Jeremy Jacobs has done quite a lot for hockey in Massachusetts, and he’ll be honored for his achievements this summer.
The Boston Bruins owner will be inducted into theMassachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame as part of its 21st class in a special ceremony and dinner scheduled for June 18. His fellow inductees include Stephen Palmacci, former NHL player David A. Jensen and legendary Boston University head coach Jack Parker.
“My selection reflects the entire Bruins organization as well as the team’s true owners, its dedicated and loyal fans,” Jacobs said in statement. “Massachusetts is a great hockey state, and we are proud to play a role in the sport’s continued growth and development. I am tremendously honored.”
Jacobs has served as owner of the Bruins for 41 years, purchasing the team in 1975 and overseeing the team’s Stanley Cup victory in 2011. His induction is his second major honor in as many years, as Jacobs received the 2015 Lester Patrick Award for outstanding service to hockey in the United States.
A Buffalo, N.Y., native, Jacobs also is a member of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. Jacobs’ accomplishments extend well beyond the sports world, however. He has been involved in numerous charitable endeavors and was honored with the St. Jude Award for Inspiration in Sports at the 2013 Global Sports Summit.
Most recently, Jacobs donated $200,000 to the Denna Laing Fund to support the recovery of the Boston Pride forward who suffered a severe spinal injury in the 2015 Outdoor Women’s Classic and pledged $100,000 to The One Fund Boston to support victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and their families.
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