Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jim Jackson
Stocky left-winger Jim Jackson played with tremendous heart during his short NHL career. He was a fairly productive scorer in junior and the minors but was relegated to a more defensive role in the big league.

A native of Oshawa, Ontario, Jackson was a popular member of the OHA's home town Generals from 1976 to 1978. He played the next two years with the Niagara Falls Flyers and finished with 101 goals during his four years in junior.

Undrafted and unsigned, Jackson continued to play with the Richmond Rifles of the EHL then the IHL's Muskegon Mohawks. The Calgary Flames inked him as a free agent at the start of the 1982-83 season. This came about largely at the insistence of the team's chief scout, Gerry Blair, who was a neighbour of Jackson's and knew of his intense desire to play.

Jackson spent two seasons as a role player for a Calgary club that was competitive in the regular season but annihilated in the playoffs by the Edmonton Oilers. He often formed an effective unit with star Kent Nilsson and Eddy Beers. Aside from a five-game stint with the Buffalo Sabres in 1987-88, Jackson toiled in the minors the remainder of his career until his retirement in 1990.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1975-76 Parkway AAA Selects Minor-ON 77 47 55 102 50
1976-77 Oshawa Generals OMJHL 65 13 40 53 26
1977-78 Oshawa Generals OMJHL 68 33 47 80 60 6 2 2 4 26
1978-79 Niagara Falls Flyers OMJHL 62 26 39 65 73 20 6 9 15 16
1979-80 Niagara Falls Flyers OMJHL 66 29 57 86 55 10 7 8 15 8
1980-81 Richmond Rifles EHL 58 17 43 60 42 10 1 0 1 4
1981-82 Muskegon Mohawks IHL 82 24 51 75 72
1982-83 Calgary Flames NHL 48 8 12 20 7 +9 8 2 1 3 2
1982-83 Colorado Flames CHL 30 10 16 26 4
1983-84 Calgary Flames NHL 49 6 14 20 13 +1 6 1 1 2 4
1983-84 Colorado Flames CHL 25 5 27 32 4
1984-85 Calgary Flames NHL 10 1 4 5 0 +1
1984-85 Moncton Golden Flames AHL 24 2 5 7 6
1985-86 Rochester Americans AHL 65 16 32 48 10
1986-87 Rochester Americans AHL 71 19 38 57 48 16 5 4 9 6
1987-88 Buffalo Sabres NHL 5 2 0 2 0 0
1987-88 Rochester Americans AHL 74 23 48 71 23 7 2 6 8 4
1988-89 Rochester Americans AHL 73 19 50 69 14
1989-90 Rochester Americans AHL 77 16 37 53 14 9 1 5 6 4
NHL Totals 112 17 30 47 20 14 3 2 5 6


EHL Second All-Star Team (1981)
IHL Second All-Star Team (1982)
Signed as a free agent by Calgary, October 8, 1982. Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, September 26, 1985.