Lee Jacobson is the ultimate hockey tough guy story. There are so many things you may not know about him but we are pretty sure these are 5 things you didn’t know about Lee Jacobson.
Now you may say who? And thats OK because the guy is or was relatively unknown until a recent podcast of Spittin’ Chiclets where they talk about him and his story. You will definitely want to wait and check that out, if he ends up on the podcast.
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Many minor leaguers or former players just need to be in the right place at the right time and with Lee Jacobson he may have done just that. As the story goes, during the NHL Lockout in 2004-2005 season many players where playing in other leagues.
One night a couple AHL players were out at a bar and met a bouncer. What a way to start a hockey story, no? Well the rest is history and you can here it by listening to episode 191: Featuring Joffrey Lupul on the Spittin’ Chiclets Podcast
This story comes out of the AHL and the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks. The legend of Lee Jacobson was born here and did not end here thats for sure.
Here are 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Lee Jacobson
- Lee Jacobson the Lawyer – Lee Jacobson is now a practicing lawyer in Chicago. Lee notes on his website that he left professional hockey to begin his path to becoming a lawyer.
- Lee Jacobson the Boxer – Lee is described as being a great boxer. We can definitely see the benefit of being a boxer in hockey so this probably worked out great. Lee Jacobson’s size is noted at 6-foot 4-inches tall and 230 pounds. As a heavy weight on and off the ice Lee Jacobson recorded a perfect 6-0 record amateur boxing.
- Lee Jacobson the machine – 940 Penalty Minutes – The guy was tough as nails and his size has certainly something to do with that. In Lee’s pro career he amassed a ton of PIM’s and thats ok because every team has roll players and its obvious what Lee’s roll was while out on the ice.
- Lee Jacobson the Game Changer – 28 games played in AHL with 109 Penalty Minutes – Not many hockey players could brag about playing at an elite level of play. Even though Lee never played in the NHL he certainly outpaced many of his counterparts by actually playing in a professional sports league.
- Lee Jacobson the Draft Pick – Lee Jacobson was drafted in 1998 – 382 overall by the Brampton Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League. He played his Midget year with the Chicago Americans Midget team.
Here are some old Youtube videos of Jacobson in action.