"I think we had a successful season because of what evolved, the changing of the guard ... in our coaching ranks and I think our leadership showed itself very well," Jacobs said. "I think hope springs eternal. ... I think the direction is good and I think we did a tremendous job once we had Butch in place. So I'm happy with where we are and I'm happy looking at the next generation of players coming into this organization."
"Milt's impact in Boston, as both a player and a coach, will forever be felt amongst hockey fans," Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs said. "He was a legendary personality in the Bruins organization and goes down in history as the ultimate Bruin. We should all be envious of the longevity and meaningfulness of his life."