BostonBruins.com - Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto on Monday, with a weekend full of festivities kicking off on Friday afternoon. Jacobs, along with former Bruins Mark Recchi and Dave Andreychuk, as well as fellow inductees Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya, and Danielle Goyette received their Hall of Fame rings during a ceremony at the museum.
"It's never even been a dream because I never considered it to be in my scope," Jacobs said of the honor. "It's humbling and it's very flattering. Looking around at all the other inductees today, I'm very, very flattered."
Video: Jeremy Jacobs accepts his HOF ring in Toronto
Jacobs then turned to Recchi and said, "You and I raised the Cup together and we're going to wear the ring together. I love that opportunity…Cam [Neely] is here and Harry Sinden is here. There's a lot of great Bostonians here. I've been blessed to have this kind of organization around me."
It was an opportunity for Jacobs to reflect on his 43-year tenure as owner of the Bruins, which has included six trips to the Stanley Cup Final and a Stanley Cup championship in 2011.
"It was an opportunity that I couldn't pass up," said Jacobs. "It was too much of an opportunity and just wouldn't happen again. An Original Six team is special and that city is very, very special. And it's been a pleasure to watch it grow the way it has. It's become a real iconic piece of property in the city."
The 2017 inductees were also honored during a pregame ceremony ahead of the Bruins' tilt with the Maple Leafs on Friday night at Air Canada Centre.
Check out some photos from the day's events: