What do a jacket, a hat, a belt and a shovel have in common? No, they aren't what you need to be fashionable while doing some digging. They are actually symbols of respect bestowed upon hockey players following an excellent performance.
The Boston Bruins
had their famous vintage Starter jacket that was given out to a worthy player following victories during their run to the Stanley Cup last season. After Nathan Horton
was knocked out of the Final by a hit from Canucks defenseman Aaron Rome
during Game 3, the Bruins went on to win. The jacket hung in Horton's locker following the game.
It culminated during the team's home opener this season, when Mark Recchi
, who retired during the offseason, wore the jacket on the ice during the celebration. It would be the last time the jacket would be used by the Bruins.