It was recently announced that Delaware North Chairman Jeremy Jacobs is one of four inductees of the 2016 class of the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame.
Mr. Jacobs, the longtime owner of the NHL’s Boston Bruins, and fellow inductees David Jensen, Stephen Palmacci and Jack Parker will be honored at a June 18 ceremony.
“My selection reflects the entire Bruins organization as well as the team’s true owners – its dedicated and loyal fans,” Mr. Jacobs said of the honor. “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.”
In its announcement, the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame said the following of Mr. Jacobs: “Jeremy Jacobs has been the owner of the National Hockey League (NHL) Boston Bruins and chairman of Delaware North for more than 40 years. 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 Foxboro, Mass., and $100,000 to The One Fund Boston to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombing and their families.”