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Bruins Owner Jeremy Jacobs Inducted Into Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame

by Caryn Switaj / Boston Bruins — On Saturday night, Boston Bruins Owner and Chairman of Delaware North Jeremy Jacobs was inducted into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame.

The 2016 Hall of Fame Class included Jeremy Jacobs, David A. Jensen, former NHL player and Olympian; Stephen Palmacci, past President of Massachusetts Hockey; and Jack Parker, longtime head coach of Boston University and three-time NCAA Champion. As the 21st class, they joined a roster of past and current hockey greats recognized for their accomplishments and contribution to the sport of ice hockey in Massachusetts.

The ceremony and dinner were held at Hotel 1620, in Plymouth, Mass.

"My selection reflects the entire Bruins organization as well as the team's true owners, its dedicated and loyal fans,” Jacobs said upon his induction. “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."

Jeremy Jacobs has been the owner of the Boston Bruins for 41 years and is the chairman of Delaware North. Recently, Jacobs won the 2015 Lester Patrick Award for outstanding service to hockey in the United States.

A 2006 inductee into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame, he has worked in charitable endeavors and was honored with the St. Jude Award for Inspiration in Sports at the 2013 Global Sports Summit.

He has supported causes and sports-related charities tied to the Boston Bruins Foundation including pledging $200,000 to Denna Laing’s recovery after her injury at the 2016 Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA and $100,000 to The One Fund Boston to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and their families.

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