Mike Eruzione – Virtual Keynote Speaker

Lake Placid U.S. Olympic Hockey Team Captain

Mike Eruzione is a top virtual motivational speaker, Director of Athletic Development at Boston University, and the captain of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” USA Hockey team. He scored the winning goal against the Soviet Union team in the semi-final game—the goal and game that stunned the world.

 

  • Mike Eruzione – Virtual Keynote Speaker`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Mike Eruzione – Virtual Keynote Speaker`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $20,001 - $30,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Massachusetts, USA

  • Mike Eruzione – Virtual Keynote Speaker`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Mike Eruzione – Virtual Keynote Speaker`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $20,001 - $30,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Massachusetts, USA

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About Keynote Speaker Mike Eruzione – Virtual Keynote Speaker

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Mike Eruzione served as the enthusiastic captain that led the “Miracle on Ice” 1980 United States Olympic hockey team to its gold medal victory. The United States national team, made up of amateur and collegiate players defeated the Soviet Union national team, which had won the gold medal in six of the seven previous Olympic games. He scored the winning goal against the Russians in the second-to-last game—the goal and game that stunned the world.

A native of Massachusetts, Eruzione was well-known as a local sports talent, playing on all-scholastic teams in baseball, football and hockey. At Boston University, he captained the hockey team his senior year and finished as the second-leading scorer in B.U. history. During the four years that Mike Eruzione played at B.U., his team won Eastern Collegiate Championships. He was cited as best defensive forward in the East all four years and later was inducted into the B.U. Athletic Hall of Fame.

He was a member of the United States National Team in 1976. After graduation, he played for two years with the Toledo Gold Diggers of the International Hockey League, maintaining his amateur status. There, he was voted the McKenzie Award Winner. The award is presented annually to the most outstanding American-born hockey player in the League.

The following season, Mike Eruzione was chosen to join the U.S. Olympic Team as the left wing. He was elected captain by his teammates.

For several years after the 1980 Olympics, he spent time in New York and New Jersey as a commentator for the Madison Square Garden Communications Network. He provided coverage of the New York Rangers’ and New Jersey Devils’ games and also did special interviews with players and coaches.

He was presented the Shaeffer Pen Award by the New England Hockey Writers in 1981 for his outstanding contribution to hockey.

In preparation for the 1984 Olympics, Mike Eruzione worked in conjunction with Anheuser-Busch, raising funds for the Olympic Games through the Olympic Art Work Project. In 1984 and 1988, he broadcast both the Winter and the Summer Olympic Games from Sarajevo, Los Angeles, and Calgary for ABC Sports.

Presently, he divides his time between charity work, public speaking engagements, and serving as director of Development for Boston University Athletics, a post to which he was named in September 1995. Prior to that, he worked as B.U.’s director of Special Programs for Alumni Relations and Development for two years. He also serves as an aide to Jack Parker, head coach of B.U.’s hockey team.

Testimonials

“Mike Eruzione speaks straight from the heart! His message on work ethic, determination, team work was inspiring to all of our teammates.”

Bridgestone Firestone, LLC

 

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