Jeremy Jacobs' Hall induction 'humbling' and 'flattering'


Jeremy Jacobs' Hall induction 'humbling' and 'flattering'

TORONTO – The Hall of Fame became a very real thing for Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs on Friday afternoon when he, along with his fellow members of the 2017 Hockey Hall class, were bestowed commemorative rings.


It’s just a part of a weekend of events for the the inductees that also included being introduced prior to Friday night’s game at the Air Canada Centre between the Bruins and Toronto Maple Leafs. All of it was pretty special to Jacobs, 77, who is being inducted in the “Builder” category after 42 years owning the Bruins franchise.

"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."

"You and I raised the Cup together,” added Jacobs, motioning to fellow inductee and former Bruins forward Mark Recchi as both men were on the stage together with Paul Kariya, Teemu Selanne, Dave Andreychuk and Daniel Goyette. “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."

Jacobs has been the powerful Chairman of the NHL’s Board of Governors for the past 10 years. He was honored with the Lester Patrick Award for service to hockey in the United State just a couple of years ago. Still, this weekend will be about the highest honor anyone in the hockey community can dream of and that’s having your greatness and contributions confirmed by your peers. 


Morning Skate: Jagr still going, but not in the NHL

Morning Skate: Jagr still going, but not in the NHL

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while welcoming Marcus Smart back into the fold. Good contract for a guy that’s probably worth more to the Celtics than he would be to just about anybody else.

*It looks like Jaromir Jagr will play some hockey next season, but it also looks like it won’t be in the NHL for the surefire Hall of Famer.

*A list of the greatest NHL players to wear each jersey number with a good idea who the choices would be for No. 77 and No. 4…at the very least. This is a good companion piece to the list that we just put out for the best Bruins player to wear each jersey number that the team ever issued.

*The cyberbullying case between Melina Karlsson and Mike Hoffman’s girlfriend continues with more legal filings as both sides attempt to find out the truth.

*Pro Hockey Talk has an entertaining, wide-ranging Q&A session with PK Subban about any number of topics involving the Nashville D-man.

*Da Beauty League is once again getting into full swing in Minnesota for many familiar NHL players looking to stay in skating shape.

*For something completely different: The 2018 TV season hasn’t been good for new hit shows in their second season.