Jack Jablonski is in the beginning stages of living out his NHL dream.
The former Benilde-St. Margaret's hockey player who was paralyzed during a junior varsity high school game in 2011 has landed a full-time job with the NHL's Los Angeles Kings.
"I had always dreamed of signing an NHL contract. Unfortunately, that dream was taken away 8 yrs ago. Today, I’m proud to share that I’ve started a full time job with the @LAKings as a Content Coordinator & working in podcasting, radio and TV! Thank u to all who have helped me," Jablonski announced Thursday.
Jablonski started working with the Kings as an intern while studying at the University of Southern California, and he still appears to be on track of living up to the words he tweeted in 2014: "I will be an NHL GM one day. Mark my words."
Last May, Kings Chief Operating Officer Kelly Cheeseman, who also attended Benilde-St. Margaret's in St. Louis Park, raved about Jablonski's potential in the NHL.
“He’s opened up a lot of people’s eyes across the organization at how polished and knowledgeable he is,” Cheeseman told the L.A. Times. “He’s a special kid.”