Mike Eruzione served as the captain who led the 1980 United States Olympic hockey team in the stunning defeat of the Soviet Union en route to a gold medal victory over Finland in Lake Placid, New York. In 1999, Sports Illustrated voted the U.S. Olympic hockey team’s “miracle on ice” over the Soviets as the top sports moment of the 20th century. Eruzione subsequently provided broadcast commentary on several Olympics games. In 2004, he and his teammates were featured in the Disney movie, Miracle.
A native of Massachusetts, Eruzione was a stand-out hockey player at Boston University (BU). He now resides with his wife and three children in his hometown of Winthrop, Mass. where he serves as BU’s director of development for athletics.