2013 Recipient: Gordon Kluzak

This year marks Gordon Kluzak’s ninth time at the podium as our emcee for Face Off for Ace. Gord has been extremely loyal to the Ace Bailey Children’s Foundation and we are very grateful to him for being a key player in making the event a success over the years. Gord has also been associated with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation for some twenty five years. He hosts an annual billiards tournament for C.F. as well as a golf tournament. He was recently the recipient of their Decades of Service Award for both his outstanding fundraising efforts on their behalf and the impact that his fundraising has made in substantially prolonging the lives the C.F. patients.

Gord Kluzak played defense for the Boston Bruins from 1982 to 1991 having been elected by the Bruins as the first player taken overall in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft. In 1989-90 he was honored with the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.

Following his retirement from playing, Kluzak worked with Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society, developing educational programs for NHL franchises and players. He graduated from Harvard University in 1994 with a degree in economics and served for two years as Chief of Staff for the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission before returning to Harvard Business School where he received his MBA in June of 1998.

From 1995 to the present he has worked with the New England Sports Network as Boston Bruins studio analyst. Along with the rest of NESN’s Bruins broadcast team, Kluzak has been recognized with two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sports Play-by-Play coverage by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New England Chapter.

Gord currently works for Goldman Sachs & Company and also serves on the Executive Leadership Team for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Massachusetts.

We are as honored to have Gord as the host of our Face Off for Ace fundraisers as we are pleased to be able to thank and honor him with our 2013 Ace Bailey Good Guy Award.