Ference gives Rangers jacket to Brown

The Army Rangers jacket that was awarded to a different Bruins player after each victory in the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs has found a permanent home.

Former Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference, who signed with the Oilers recently after seven seasons in Boston, gave the jacket to Matt Brown, the Norwood High School hockey player who was paralyzed from the neck down in 2010 after suffering a spinal cord injury during a game.

On Thursday, Ference tweeted a photo of Brown wearing the jacket:

The jacket had originally been given to Ference by Army Sgt. Lucas Carr, who also has a connection to Brown: Carr pushed Brown in last year’s Boston Marathon.