Jack Ferreira

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Jack Ferreira
Born (1944-06-09) June 9, 1944 (age 72)
Providence, RI, USA
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11 st 1 lb)
Position Goaltender
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1963–1966

Jack Ferreira (born June 9, 1944 in Providence, Rhode Island) 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]

Jack Ferreira played for the Boston University Terriers in the mid-1960s under head coach Jack Kelley and was part of the hall-of-Fame coach's first recruiting class at BU.[2] Named 'Mr. Magoo' by his teammates due to being legally blind, Ferreira's breakout year came as a junior in 1965 when he backstopped the Terriers to a 25-6 record and won the ECAC regular season title.[3] Though BU would fall to Brown in the conference semifinals,[4] preventing the Terriers from making the 1965 tournament,[5] Ferreira had a lasting impact with his school-record 8 shutouts that still stands (As of 2016).[6] Ferreira would finish his playing career the following year and turn to the administrative side of hockey for the rest of his career but the BU faithful would remember his stellar tenure in net and reward him with an induction into the BU athletic Hall-of-Fame in 1982.[7]

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.[8] 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.[9] Thus Ferreira was the first general manager of the San Jose Sharks during their inaugural season in 1991-92.[10] 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.[11]

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1964–65
AHCA East All-American 1964–65


  1. ^ Los Angeles Kings staff profile
  2. ^ "2008-09 ECAC Hockey Media Guide". ECAC Hockey. Retrieved 2014-07-11. 
  3. ^ "2008-09 ECAC Hockey Media Guide" (PDF). ECAC Hockey. Retrieved June 29, 2014. 
  4. ^ "ECAC Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved 2014-04-23. 
  5. ^ "NCAA Division 1 Tournament". College Hockey Historical Archives. Archived from the original on 2013-06-21. Retrieved 2013-06-19. 
  6. ^ "BU Record Book" (PDF). Boston University Terriers. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Jack Ferreira". Boston University Terriers. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  8. ^ http://articles.philly.com/1988-06-15/sports/26268946_1_pierre-creamer-jack-ferreira-eddie-johnston
  9. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/1990/05/10/sports/nhl-agrees-to-expansion-in-california.html
  10. ^ http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1992-06-28/sports/9202270208_1_george-kingston-dean-lombardi-jack-ferreira
  11. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/2000/sep/08/sports/sp-17750

External links[edit]

Jack Ferreira's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Lou Nanne
General Manager of the Minnesota North Stars
Succeeded by
Bob Clarke
Preceded by
Position created
General Manager of the San Jose Sharks
Succeeded by
Chuck Grillo
Preceded by
Position created
General Manager of the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
Succeeded by
Pierre Gauthier