During his four-year Red Knight career, Besse did virtually everything possible. He set career records goals (163) and points (272), led BSM to the 2012 Class AA state title, was a two-time All-Metro pick and won the 2013 Mr. Hockey Award.
Following his senior season, Besse was selected in the fifth round, 147th overall, of the NHL Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks.
He has since moved onto the University of Wisconsin, where he will be a senior in 2016-17. He led the Badgers with 22 assists and 32 points as a junior.
Although he played just seven varsity games, Jablonski has had arguably a bigger impact on the game of hockey than any player in school history.
After suffering a broken neck during a junior varsity game on Dec. 30, 2011, rule changes were enacted to further ensure the safety of players.
He also became an inspirational figure as the 2011-12 Red Knight team rallied around him to claim the 2012 Class AA state title.
Jablonski was named the 2012 America’s Choice Courage in Sports award winner at the 23rd annual Courage in Sports Awards show.
He has gone onto host his own radio show, is now in his third year as a student at the University of Southern California and has inspired the Jack Jablonski BEL13VE in Miracles Foundation, which is a charitable organization created to support spinal cord injury recovery.
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