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Jablonski lives out dream by signing contract with Kings

Hockey player paralyzed in high school to serve as content coordinator

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Jack Jablonski finally realized his dream of signing a contract with an NHL team.

Jablonski inked a contract with the Los Angeles Kings to become a content coordinator and work in podcasting, radio and television, which he announced Thursday.

Tweet from @Jabs_13: I had always dreamed of signing an NHL contract. Unfortunately, that dream was taken away 8 yrs ago. Today, I���m proud to share that I���ve started a full time job with the @LAKings as a Content Coordinator & working in podcasting, radio and TV! Thank u to all who have helped me. pic.twitter.com/emurjY8zf4

Jablonski was paralyzed during a high school hockey game in Minnesota in 2011. He graduated from the University of Southern California in December and had been interning with the Kings before he was hired.

Instagram from @jackjablonski13: And just like that... after five years, I have officially graduated college. It's something I never thought I'd say 8 years ago after my injury. Thank you to everyone who has helped me, supported me and been with me through this amazing chapter in my life. Without you all this could never have been possible. Time to start the next chapter

"To all who have helped me in any way throughout my journey, thank you," Jablonski shared on Instagram, "I would not be here without you."

He also received a congratulatory message from FOX Sports West.

Tweet from @FoxSportsWest: Hey @Jabs_13! Congrats on the new gig with the @LAKings! pic.twitter.com/tU3FshJnS4

Jablonski has gained public consciousness through his BEL13VE in Miracles Foundation, which has been fighting to end paralysis by supporting spinal-cord injury research.

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