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(PHOTOS) Jabs, Roenick Draw a Crowd at the Rec

Former NHL star Jeremy Roenick hosted a skate that raised money for Jack Jablonski.

Former NHL star Jeremy Roenick joined Jack Jablonski on the ice Thursday at the to raise money for the  hockey player who sustained a severe spinal cord injury last year.

A number of young skaters paid $75 to skate with Roenick, and funds raised will support Jablonski's ongoing care and recovery. Jablonski broke two vertebrae during a game last Decmeber. He has not walked since and is currently using a motorized wheelchair to get around.

The charity skate served as a kickoff to tonight's main event—a sold-out gala in Jack's honor at the Xcel Energy Center. A who's who of Minnesota hockey will attend, the Pioneer Press notes.

To see video from today's special skate, .

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