Senior Jimmy Vesey, son of former Bruin Jim Vesey, is two goals away from breaking the single-season scoring record in the history of the Eastern Junior Hockey League. Vesey will attend Harvard University in the fall, and hopes to play professional hockey in the future.
Vesey started skating when he was four-years-old, and began playing hockey when he was six. He now plays for the South Shore Kings of the Eastern Junior Hockey League out of the Foxboro Sports Center. He has scored 82 points this season, and will break the single-season scoring record with 84 points.
When asked how he felt about breaking the scoring record, Vesey said, “I think even though that’s a great accomplishment, the bigger goal for me is to win the league championship as a team.”
Vesey plays left wing, and according to Head Coach Scott Harlow, is a tremendous hockey player. He was recently named player of the week and was chosen for the All-Star team.
“He’s had a great year and he’s worked extremely hard to get where he is right now, and I just think it’s going to be a great honor for him when he does break the record,” said Harlow. “He is just as good of a kid as he is a hockey player.”
Vesey practices four to five times and plays one or two games per week. In the off season, he works out and skates a few times each week.
His ultimate goal as a hockey player is to play professionally, as his father did. Vesey's father played for the St. Louis Blues in 1984 and briefly for the Bruins in 1991.
“He’s one of my biggest supporters,” Vesey said of his dad. “He coached me when I was younger, up until high school.”
Vesey will attend Harvard University in the fall, where he will play hockey and study economics.