OSTON -- As a player, Cam Neely became a Boston Bruins legend while scoring 344 goals in 525 games. As Bruins president, he helped assemble the squad that won the Stanley Cup in 2011 and is tied 2-2 with the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2013 Final.
But to many lovers of the Farrelly brothers' comedies, the Hockey Hall of Fame member always will be known as Seabass.
He earned that distinction being cast as the thuggish character in the Farrellys' 1995 film, "Dumb and Dumber." It was the brothers' lifelong fandom for the Bruins that inspired them to cast Neely in the role. Now that he's running a winning Bruins team, they couldn't be happier.
"Whenever someone talks about 'Dumb and Dumber,' they always ask about Seabass," Bobby Farrelly told NHL.com. "We didn't realize it would be such a big character. It's been a great team to root for over the years, between the Bobby Orrs and the Derek Sandersons and the Cam Neelys. This has been a very exciting NHL season, and the playoffs are unbelievable."