By Marisa Ingemi marisa. A native of Santa Clarita, Calif. He attended Bruins games as compensation for helping out at goalie camps while in college, but his connection to the team runs even deeper.
A finance manager at Dr. The role requires him to be at half the home games, where the team provides him tickets and he usually goes with his wife.
He said Jonathan Quick might be feeling sick today.
Just be ready to go if we need you. That left Jakiel, as advertised, as an emergency backup for Jack Campbell.
Jakiel needed to dress right away once Quick was deemed unavailable. He got on the bike and prepared as if he was the backup goalie.
There was an open tryout two years ago, and the Kings picked someone else, who since has quit. That opened a window for Jakiel, who was coaching the Junior Kings for a couple of seasons.
The team was aware of him and offered him a chance to be one of the two emergency backups. Jakiel played college hockey at Curry after serving as the backup at Michigan as a freshman.
With more of an opportunity to play, and some previous connections to Boston, it was a move that made sense. Growing up, Jakiel would practice at a rink where current Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller skated, as well.
It would have been pretty cool.