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Jeremy Jacobs, Sr. born in Buffalo, New York, perhaps best known as the owner of the Boston Bruins, is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Delaware North Companies. Forbes magazine ranks him as #746 of the world's billionaires.[1] He and his wife Margaret reside in East Aurora, New York, during the summer months, and in a Wellington, Florida mansion estate during the winter months. They have six children, eighteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Jacobs is well known in the sports industry, including being listed for several years in a row as one of Sports Business Journal's Most Influential People in Sports. [4] He was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in Western New York in October, 2006.

Since 1975 Mr. Jacobs has owned the National Hockey League's Boston Bruins. Jacobs represents the club on the NHL's Board of Governors, and serves on its Executive Committee. At the NHL Board of Governors meeting in June 2007, Jacobs was elected Chairman of the Board, replacing the Calgary Flames' Harley Hotchkiss, who stepped down after 12 years in the position.

Jacobs was the driving force behind getting the Winter Classic to Boston on January 1, 2010.[5] The event was heralded as the most successful in NHL history.

Jacobs has also been instrumental in changing the long standing management of the Bruins in order to enhance the team's chances of success.[6]New management includes Peter Chiarelli, head coach Claude Julien. Cam Neely, legendary Bruin, was also lured back to the new organization and was recently named by Jacobs as President. [7] [8]

The Bruins record in the 2008-2009 season was the second best in the NHL. Several of the Bruins players, along with Coach Claude Julien received honors post season.[9] The 2010 season also saw strong performance in the playoffs by the Bruins.

Recent speculation suggests that Jacobs might be interested in purchasing his hometown Buffalo Bills should they become available.

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