June 28, 1978 |
Toronto, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)|
|Nippon Paper Cranes
Toronto Maple Leafs
EC Red Bull Salzburg
HC Slovan Bratislava
|NHL Draft||5th overall, 1996
Richard Jackman (born June 28, 1978 in Toronto, Ontario) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing in Japan for the Nippon Paper Cranes of Asia League Ice Hockey. Jackman was born in Toronto, Ontario, but grew up in Brampton, Ontario.
Jackman was drafted fifth overall by the Dallas Stars in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. Jackman has played 231 career NHL games, scoring 19 goals and 58 assists for 77 points. His best offensive season was with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2003–04, after coming over from the Toronto Maple Leafs; he scored 7 goals and 24 points in 25 games. He was traded by the Leafs for veteran defenceman Drake Berehowsky at the trade deadline.
Returning to the Penguins in 2005–06, Jackman's blistering slapshot contributed to 6 goals and 22 assists, but did not stop him from being frequently benched. At the trade deadline in 2006, Jackman was traded to the Florida Panthers for Petr Tatíček and draft picks.
After parts of five seasons in the NHL, Jackman opted to sign overseas with EC Red Bull Salzburg in Austria in the summer of 2007. He also played for Leksand of Allsvenskan in Sweden and Biel of the Swiss-A league. In 2010, he accepted a special invitation to play for the Utah Grizzlies (ECHL) prior to joining HC Slovan Bratislava in Slovak Extraliga. On December 5, 2010, Jackman signed a 2-year deal with HC Slovan Bratislava, but since the club is struggling financially, Jackman asked to waive the contract. In July 17, 2011, Jackman officially signed with Anyang Halla of ALH for a 3-year-deal. After two seasons, the club released Jackman due to an undisclosed reason. He then played for a year for Székesfehérvár, a Hungarian team playing in the Austrian Erste Bank Eishockey Liga.
On August 26, 2014, the Nippon Paper Cranes, a Japanese team playing in the Asia League Ice Hockey, announced that they had signed Jackman to a one-year contract.
|Competitor for Canada|
|Men's ice hockey|
|World Junior Championships|
Internationally, Jackman has represented Team Canada. He helped Canada capture a gold medal at the 1997 World Junior Championships. Jackman also won the 2007 Spengler Cup as a member of Team Canada. He also played in 2008 & 2009 for Team Canada in the Spengler Cup.
Jackman spends his summers in Barrie, Ontario with his wife, Stephanie and two daughters, Haley and Gracie.
|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|
|1997–98||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHL||60||33||40||73||111||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||8||2||6||8||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|2002–03||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||42||0||2||2||41||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||29||2||4||6||13||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003–04||St. John's Maple Leafs||AHL||3||2||1||3||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Szekeshfehervar Alba Volan HC||Austria||52||4||21||25||42||—||—||—||—||—|
- Nippon Paper Cranes Official Website (in Japanese) http://www.nipponpapergroup.com/cranes/info/team068.html. Retrieved August 26, 2014. Missing or empty
- Ric Jackman's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Ric Jackman's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Ric Jackman profile at Eurohockey.com
|Dallas Stars first round draft pick