Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Harold Jackson
A defenceman known for being steady in his own end, Harold Jackson spent parts of eight seasons in the NHL with Chicago and Detroit in the 1930s and 40s. Although he wasn't considered a rough player, Jackson utilized his 6' 195 lbs. body if a game turned more physical.

Born in Cedar Springs, Ontario, Jackson played with the Windsor Wanderers and St. Michael's Majors as an amateur. He dressed for 38 games as a rookie with the Chicago Black Hawks in 1936-37, but his progress was curtailed by an injury the next season. He did return to play game one of the semi-finals versus Montreal during the Hawks' run to their Stanley Cup championship that spring, the team's second win after 1934.

Jackson spent most of the next four years with the AHL's Providence Reds and Indianapolis Capitals but did see spot duty with the Detroit Red Wings. In 1943-44 he started a four year term as a regular in Motown where he was a part of another Stanley Cup winner in 1944. He retired in 1948 after one season with the Buffalo Bisons of the AHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1933-34 Windsor Wanderers MOHL 19 1 3 4 10
1934-35 Windsor Wanderers MOHL 26 5 3 8 31 5 0 0 0 6
1935-36 St. Michael's Majors OHA-Jr. 8 2 1 3 4 5 0 0 0 8
1936-37 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 38 1 3 4 6
1937-38 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
1938-39 Providence Reds IAHL 51 5 6 11 57 5 0 3 3 6
1939-40 Cleveland Barons IAHL 20 3 0 3 14
1939-40 Providence Reds IAHL 27 2 7 9 24 8 1 1 2 4
1940-41 Providence Reds AHL 19 1 2 3 20
1940-41 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1940-41 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 35 2 7 9 29
1941-42 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 56 5 19 24 52 10 2 5 7 8
1942-43 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 0 4 4 6 6 0 1 1 4
1942-43 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 53 9 16 25 30 4 0 3 3 14
1943-44 Detroit Red Wings NHL 50 7 12 19 76 5 0 0 0 11
1943-44 Indianapolis Capitols AHL 1 0 1 1 0
1944-45 Detroit Red Wings NHL 50 5 6 11 45 14 1 1 2 10
1945-46 Detroit Red Wings NHL 36 3 4 7 36 5 0 0 0 6
1946-47 Detroit Red Wings NHL 37 1 5 6 39
1947-48 Buffalo Bisons AHL 63 7 30 37 97 8 0 3 3 13
NHL Totals 219 17 34 51 208 31 1 2 3 33


Missed majority of 1937-38 due to collarbone injury vs. Boston, January 18, 1938. Traded to Cleveland (IAHL) by Chicago with Charley Mason and $15,000 for Phil Hergesheimer, May 17, 1939. Traded to Detroit by Providence (AHL) for Cecil Dillon and Eddie Bush, December 15, 1940. Traded to Buffalo (AHL) by Detroit with Les Douglas for Jim McFadden, June, 1947. Traded to Boston (Hershey-AHL) by Montreal (Buffalo-AHL) with Gerry Brown for Jack McGill, June 30, 1948.
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