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A Look At Lester Patrick Trophy Recipient Jeremy Jacobs

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

Jacobs, 75, will get a win for himself Thursday when he receives the Lester Patrick Trophy honoring his outstanding service to hockey in the United States during a reception in Boston.

The ability of Jacobs, who was 35 when he bought the Bruins, to help strengthen the business of the NHL at all levels by intertwining his passion for the game his corporate savvy are the reasons NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman believe he was selected to receive the Lester Patrick Trophy.

In addition to owning the Bruins since 1975, Jacobs has been the chairman of the NHL Board of Governors since 2007.

"He is at the core of the strength of this League," Commissioner Bettman said. "As Chairman of the Board, he's intimately involved on a daily basis on everything that's going on. He's an expert not just on the business of the game, but if you ask his hockey people, they'll tell you he watches as much, if not more, hockey than they do. He's extraordinarily knowledgeable about the game. And he's invested his time and passion into making the game strong.

"The Bruins are a model franchise, beloved in Boston, and fundamentally underlying everything he's done as Chairman of the Board has been focusing on what makes the League stronger."

Jacobs said the Lester Patrick Trophy humbles him because he gets to join an exclusive company of winners, particularly former Bruins Hall of Fame executive and coach Harry Sinden, and Bruins Hall of Fame player and president Cam Neely.

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Hank1974's avatar

Unbelievable.
Jacobs is one of the main cancers of the game today.

He’s the reason why the league is in the stone ages when it comes to concussions, a lack of consistency on headshots and even low scoring.

But what do you expect from a league that has Chris Pronger as a Player Safety rep?

Posted by Hank1974 on 12/15/15 at 09:08 AM ET

DocF's avatar

“Unbelievable.
Jacobs is one of the main cancers of the game today.

He’s the reason why the league is in the stone ages when it comes to concussions, a lack of consistency on headshots and even low scoring.

But what do you expect from a league that has Chris Pronger as a Player Safety rep?”

Posted by Hank1974 on 12/15/15 at 08:08 AM ET

Every word you posted is true beyond dispute.  This man is also the reason the NHL is saddled with the Evil Garden Gnome as commissioner.  I have a bunch more negatives to say, but libel laws prevent me from doing so.

Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 12/15/15 at 10:53 AM ET

Hank1974's avatar

Every word you posted is true beyond dispute.  This man is also the reason the NHL is saddled with the Evil Garden Gnome as commissioner.  I have a bunch more negatives to say, but libel laws prevent me from doing so.

Glad to hear I’m not the only one who has such a low opinion of the man.
Jacobs is the real commissioner of the league and you can pretty much pin all the negatives of the NHL directly on his shoulders.

Posted by Hank1974 on 12/15/15 at 11:15 AM ET

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