Jack Ferreira

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Jack Ferreira (born June 9, 1944) is an American ice hockey executive. He is currently acting as the Special Assistant to the General Manager of the NHL's Los Angeles Kings.[1]

Ferreira served as the New York Rangers' director of player development before signing a multiyear contract as the Minnesota North Stars' general manager and vice president in 1988.[2] As part of the deal for George Gund III to sell the North Stars to a group led by Norman Green, the NHL awarded Gund a franchise in Northern California, to which he brought Ferreira along to become the GM.[3] Thus Ferreira was the first general manager of the San Jose Sharks during their inaugural season in 1991-92.[4] He afterwards became the first GM of another California franchise, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, from 1993 to 1998. After a counterproductive season in which the Mighty Ducks failed to return to the playoffs, in 1998 Ferreira was demoted to vice president of hockey operations as Pierre Gauthier took over as GM. He left the organization in 2000 to become director of player personnel with the Atlanta Thrashers.[5]

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Preceded by
Lou Nanne
General Manager of the Minnesota North Stars
1988-90
Succeeded by
Bob Clarke
Preceded by
Position created
General Manager of the San Jose Sharks
1991-92
Succeeded by
Chuck Grillo
Preceded by
Position created
General Manager of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
1993–98
Succeeded by
Pierre Gauthier