Jon Ledecky has always had a reputation as a fan owner.
The Islanders co-owner took that to a new level on Wednesday.
After New York defeated the Bruins 6-2 to advance to the Stanley Cup semi-finals for the second year in a row, Ledecky took to the halls of the Nassau Coliseum to celebrate the team’s victory in the series, according to a video by the co-editor of IslesBlog. -Chief Rob Taub.
As the celebration continued, fans even sang “Jon Ledecky” as he was surrounded by the crowd dressed in blue and orange.
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Ledecky and her former Harvard roommate Scott Merkin announced they would buy the Islanders in 2014 and became majority owners in 2016 after a two-year transition from previous ownership by Charles Wang.
After missing the playoffs in Ledecky and Merkin’s first two seasons as co-owners, New York has reached the playoffs in three consecutive seasons and has now reached the penultimate round of the back-to-back playoffs – the final of the Eastern Conference last year and the Stanley Cup semifinals this season.
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The Islanders haven’t reached the Stanley Cup Final since losing in their attempt to win a fifth straight Cup in 1984. If New York does reach it this year, who knows how much the celebration with Ledecky and will fans be mad at the Coliseum?