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Owning Bruins has brought Jeremy Jacobs fortune and Fame

10-06-11 Boston, MA:  Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs takes possesion of the Stanley Cup as it arives at the back door of the Garden at the end of the parade. The Boston Bruins opened up the 2011-12 NHL regular season at the TD Garden vs. the Philadelphia Flyers. Before the game, they raised the championship banner in recognition of their Stanley Cup Championship season of 2010-11.      (Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis)  section: sports slug:unknown
Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs holds the Stanley Cup as it arrives at the back door of the Garden at the end of the parade. –Globe Staff Photo/Jim Davis

BUFFALO — Jeremy Jacobs bought the Bruins 42 years ago, proudly noting during an interview in his downtown office at the time that he was a concessions guy.

“A hot dog salesman,’’ the 35-year-old new owner told Globe hockey writer Fran Rosa in November 1975, days after purchasing the team and its rickety home on Causeway Street for a reported sum of $10 million, “first, second, and third.’’

Four-plus decades and a couple of billion red hots and craft beers later, Jacobs, 77, will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame Monday night in Toronto.

Jeremy Jacobs in his Delaware North office in Buffalo, N.Y. —Jared Wickerham for The Boston Globe
Jeremy Jacobs remains as chairman of Delaware North, and his sons run the day-to-day business. —Jared Wickerham for The Boston Globe
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