June 28, 1978 |
Toronto, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||220 lb (100 kg; 15 st 10 lb)|
Toronto Maple Leafs
EC Red Bull Salzburg
HC Slovan Bratislava
Nippon Paper Cranes
|NHL Draft||5th overall, 1996
Richard Jackman (born June 28, 1978 in Toronto, Ontario) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who last played for the Fife Flyers of the Elite Ice Hockey League in the UK. 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.
For the 2016-17 season, Jackman remained in the UK by signing for Braehead's Elite League rivals, the Fife Flyers. After a season in Fife, Jackman confirmed his intention to retire in April 2017.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Anyang Halla||Asia League||36||9||28||37||36||5||1||4||5||6|
|2012–13||Anyang Halla||Asia League||41||16||38||54||28||3||1||0||1||6|
|2013–14||Szekeshfehervar Alba Volan HC||Austria||52||4||21||25||42||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||Nippon Paper Cranes||Asia League||46||13||13||26||62||—||—||—||—|
- Nippon Paper Cranes Official Website (in Japanese) http://www.nipponpapergroup.com/cranes/info/team068.html. Retrieved August 26, 2014. Missing or empty
- Braehead Clan Official Website http://www.braeheadclan.com/news/1522/signed-former-stanley-cup-winner-joins-the-clan.html. Retrieved June 12, 2015. Missing or empty
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Dallas Stars first round draft pick