Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jack Portland
Jack Portland was a versatile athlete who, as a youngster, won the Dominion schoolboy championship for high-jumping in 1930. But Portland could also play hockey. He developed his skills in Collingwood, Ontario and then signed a two-year deal worth $3,500 with the Montreal Canadiens. He skated with the legendary Howie Morenz and Aurel Joliat.

Two season later, Portland was traded to the Boston Bruins where he played for five years. He was a key performer, providing a solid defensive foundation for the Bruins as they won a Stanley Cup in 1940.

After a brief stint with Chicago, Portland was sold back to the Canadiens for $12,500 in 1940. There he played with Maurice Richard during his rookie and sophomore campaigns. In 1943, Portland joined the army and was with an infantry division during the invasion of Normandy.

After his discharge in 1946, he played hockey for two final seasons in the American League before heading home to the Georgian Bay area to coach junior and intermediate hockey teams.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1932-33 Collingwood Combines OHA-Sr.
1933-34 Montreal Canadiens NHL 31 0 2 2 10 2 0 0 0 0
1934-35 Montreal Canadiens NHL 5 0 0 0 2
1934-35 Boston Bruins NHL 15 1 1 2 2
1934-35 Boston Cubs Can-Am 28 7 5 12 34 3 0 0 0 4
1935-36 Boston Bruins NHL 2 0 0 0 0
1935-36 Boston Cubs Can-Am 47 4 6 10 95
1936-37 Boston Bruins NHL 46 2 4 6 58 3 0 0 0 4
1937-38 Boston Bruins NHL 48 0 5 5 26 3 0 0 0 4
1938-39 Boston Bruins NHL 48 4 5 9 46 12 0 0 0 11
1939-40 Boston Bruins NHL 28 0 5 5 16
1939-40 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 16 1 4 5 20 2 0 0 0 2
1940-41 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 5 0 0 0 4
1940-41 Montreal Canadiens NHL 42 2 7 9 34 3 0 1 1 2
1941-42 Montreal Canadiens NHL 46 2 9 11 53 3 0 0 0 0
1942-43 Montreal Canadiens NHL 49 3 14 17 52 5 1 2 3 2
1943-44
1944-45
1945-46
1946-47 Buffalo Bisons AHL 50 2 14 16 25 2 0 0 0 0
1947-48 Philadelphia Rockets AHL 1 0 1 1 0
1947-48 Washington Lions AHL 56 5 14 19 19
NHL Totals 381 15 56 71 323 33 1 3 4 25


Can-Am First All-Star Team (1936) Traded to Boston by Montreal for Tony Savage and $7,500, December 3, 1934. Traded to Chicago by Boston for Des Smith, January 27, 1940. Traded to Montreal by Chicago for $12,500, November 19, 1940.
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