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Category: Hockey, Leadership Speakers, Medal Winners, Olympic Athletes

Highlights: Mike Eruzione served as captain of the 1980 United States Olympic hockey team that defeated the Soviet Union in the famous "Miracle on Ice" game in route to winning a gold medal.

Travels From: Massachusetts

Fee Range: $20,001 - $30,000

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Mike Eruzione captured the hearts of a nation when he helped lead the United States men’s Olympic hockey team to a gold medal at the 1980 Winter Olympics. As captain of the U.S. team, Eruzione scored the game-winning gold against the heavily-favored Russians in the semifinals to help propel the Americans into the gold medal game against Finland, which they won 4-2. The win over the Russians has become known as the “Miracle on Ice” and is considered among the greatest upsets in Olympic history.

In 1999, Sports Illustrated named the upset as the greatest moment in sports of the 20th century. In 2004, Disney released the movie “Miracle” with Eruzione being portrayed by Patrick O’Brien Dempsey. Eruzione has been inducted into numerous hall of fames, including the Hockey Hall of Fame, Boston University Athletic Hall of Fame and Toledo Hockey Hall of Fame. The team was also inducted into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

Born on October 25, 1954 in Winthrop, Massachusetts, Eruzione played college hockey at Boston University and spent two seasons with the IHL’s Toledo Goaldiggers before being selected as a member of the 1980 Olympic hockey team. After the Olympics, Eruzione spent time as a broadcaster for Madison Square Garden Network, ABC and CBS. He currently works as the Director of Special Outreach at Boston University. In 2020, Eruzione authored the best-selling book “The Making of a Miracle: The Untold Story of the Captain of the Gold Medal-Winning 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team.”

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Terrier Nation's Alex Gershen speaks with BU Hockey and USA Olympic legend Mike Eruzione. Mike Eruzione, the captain of the U.S. gold medal 1980 Olympic hockey team, speaks with CNN's Alina Cho.
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Olympic Hockey Legend Mike Eruzione to Sign Autographs at CSA Show Oct. 9th

CHANTILLY , VA. Olympic Gold medalist, Mike Eruzione, is set to sign autographs at the up coming Chantilly Show in Chantilly Virginia. The event takes place at the Dulles Expo Center on October 9-11, 2015 located at 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center. Source: CSA Shows. Show Hours: Friday 2 p.m.-8 p ... read more

Mike Eruzione, Jim Craig, ‘Miracle on Ice’ Members Reunite

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. — To mark the 35-year anniversary of the 1980 Olympic “Miracle on Ice,” Olympic gold medalists, Mike Eruzione, captain, and Jim Craig, goalie, were among the living members of the U.S. 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey squad who reunited on Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 for the &# ... read more

Is Mike Eruzione The Most Popular U.S. Winter Olympian?

I know the Winter Olympics arent far off when I start receiving inquiries about Olympic speakers. They seem to be especially popular this year because the Olympics will take place in nearby Vancouver, British Columbia. So who are the most popular Winter Olympians? Over the next couple blogs Ill pro ... read more