Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ric Jackman
Defenceman Richard Jackman was ticketed to become a big part of the Dallas Stars future when he was selected fifth overall in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft.

Jackman's strong skating, crisp passing and hard, accurate shot made him an offensive stand out in the OHL with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and the Stars had every reason to believe that those tools would translate well into the NHL game. His first full season as a professional impressed the Dallas brass when the blue liner scored 13 goals and 30 points for their IHL affiliate in Michigan and they felt he was ready for a look with the big team the next year.

Dallas summoned Jackman 22 games during the 1999-00 season and he responded with a goal and two assists. However, he was unable to build on his time in the NHL and the following year he failed to make the next stop. He played 16 games with Dallas and spent the rest of his year with the IHL's Utah Grizzlies. During the summer Dallas traded Jackman to Boston in exchange for former Peterborough Pete standout, Cameron Mann.

With Boston Jackman was expected to fill the offensive defenceman void, but he encountered some bad luck during training camp. During the second game of the exhibition schedule, Jackman suffered a shoulder injury and though he did join the Bruins when he recovered, he appeared in just two games before being assigned to their AHL affiliate in Providence. His luck did not improve in the AHL, however. He suffered an ankle injury that put him on the shelf for five weeks. He healed in time to finish the season, but in all he spent just nine games with the Baby Bruins.

In the summer of 2002, Jackman was dealt to his hometown of Toronto to join the organization he grew up following, the Maple Leafs. He spent the early part of the 2002-03 season with the team's AHL affiliate in St. John's before he was recalled after the team had some injuries early on. In 2003-04, Jackman saw action in 29 games with the Maple Leafs before being dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second half of the season for former Maple Leaf first rounder, Drake Berehowsky.

Upon his arrival with the Penguins, Jackman flurished, finishing the season with 24 points (7-17-24) in 25 games. During the lock-out year of 2004-05, Jackman suited up for IF Bjorkloven Umea in Sweden before returning to the Penguin line up in 2005-06.

With the Penguins struggling, Jackman was dealt to the Florida Panthers at the 2006 NHL trading deadline. Jackman's stint with the Panthers was short lived as the defenceman was traded shortly after to the Anaheim Ducks. As a member of the Ducks, Jackman appeared in 24 regular season games and contributed on the blue-line during the Ducks run to the Stanley Cup in 2007. After parts of five seasons in the NHL, Jackman opted to sign overseas with Salzburg in Austria in the summer of 2007.

On the international stage, the former Soo Greyhound helped Canada capture a gold medal at the 1997 World Junior Championships.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1993-94 Mississauga Senators MTHL 81 35 53 88 156
1994-95 Mississauga Senators MTHL 53 20 37 57 120
1994-95 Richmond Hill Riot ON-Jr.A 10 2 9 11 16
1995-96 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 66 13 29 42 97 4 1 0 1 15
1996-97 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 53 13 34 47 116 10 2 6 8 24
1996-97 Canada WJC-A 7 2 0 2 0
1997-98 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 60 33 40 73 111 -14
1997-98 Michigan K-Wings IHL 14 1 5 6 10 -1 4 0 0 0 10
1998-99 Michigan K-Wings IHL 71 13 17 30 106 -12 5 0 4 4 6
1999-00 Dallas Stars NHL 22 1 2 3 6 -1
1999-00 Michigan K-Wings IHL 50 3 16 19 51 -4
2000-01 Dallas Stars NHL 16 0 0 0 18 -6
2000-01 Utah Grizzlies IHL 57 9 19 28 24 -11
2001-02 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 2 -1
2001-02 Providence Bruins AHL 9 0 1 1 8 -1 2 0 0 0 2
2002-03 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 42 0 2 2 41 -10
2002-03 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 8 2 6 8 24 -4
2003-04 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 29 2 4 6 13 -11
2003-04 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 25 7 17 24 14 -5
2004-05 IF Bjorkloven Umea Sweden-2 46 13 26 39 209
2005-06 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 49 6 22 28 46 -20
2005-06 Florida Panthers NHL 15 1 1 2 6 0
2006-07 Florida Panthers NHL 7 1 0 1 10 -3
2006-07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 24 1 10 11 10 +3 7 1 1 2 2
2007-08 EC Red Bull Salzburg Austria 31 7 23 30 34
2007-08 Leksands IF Sweden-2 8 1 5 6 10 10 4 5 9 10
2008-09 Leksands IF Sweden-2 29 8 12 20 91
2009-10 EHC Biel-Bienne Swiss 47 6 14 20 113 7 2 2 4 2
2010-11 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 16 4 10 14 4
2010-11 HC Slovan Bratislava Slovakia 23 3 10 13 42 7 1 2 3 4
2011-12 Anyang Halla AsiaHL 36 9 28 37 36 5 1 4 5 6
NHL Totals 231 19 58 77 166 7 1 1 2 2


OHL All-Rookie Team (1996)
OHL Second All-Star Team (1998)
Traded to Boston by Dallas for Cameron Mann, June 23, 2001.
Missed majority of 2001-02 due to shoulder injury vs. St. Louis, October 21, 2001. Traded to Toronto by Boston for the rights to Kris Vernarsky, May 13, 2002. Traded to Pittsburgh by Toronto for Drake Berehowsky, February 11, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Bjorkloven (Sweden-2), September 17, 2004. Traded to Florida by Pittsburgh for Petr Taticek, March 9, 2006. Traded to Anaheim by Florida for Anaheim's 6th round pick (Corey Syvret) in 2007 NHL Draft, January 3, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Salzburg (Austria), August 2, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Biel-Bienne (Swiss), May 11, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Utah (AHL), October 19, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Bratislava (Slovakia), December 5, 2010. Signed as a fre agent by Anyang (AsianHL), July 26, 2011.
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