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Uploaded By: PRESIDENT on October 7th, 2016

Arthur Morris Jackson - Born December 15, 1915 in Toronto, Ontario – Died May 15, 1971 in St. Catharines, Ontario was a professional ice Hockey center.

Jackson played his first junior Hockey with the Toronto Marlboros from 1931 to 1933, then joined the Toronto St. Michael's Majors for the 1933-34 season. Jackson had a amazing playoff, scoring 21 goals and 15 assists in 13 games, and helped the St. Michael's Majors win the 1934 Memorial Cup championship, the first for the school.

Jackson signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs to start the 1934-35 season, but would spend most of the season with their farm team, the AHL Syracuse Stars. During his first three pro seasons, Jackson played a checking role with the NHL's Maple Leafs and the Syracuse Stars.

Jackson was traded to the Boston Bruins in 1937 and then loaned to the New York Americans for the 1938-39 season.

Jackson returned to the Bruins in 1939-40 and remained there for the next five and a half years. In Boston, Jackson became a solid playmaker and checker playing as the third centre behind Bill Cowley and Milt Schmidt. Jackson often centered the Bruins third line with Herb Cain and Terry Reardon. Their job was to shut down the opposition, something Jackson excelled at. He also did so cleanly, only picking up 144 career penalty minutes.

Jackson helped Bruins win their second Stanley Cup in three years in 1941. When the Bruins lost the "Kraut Line" of Schmidt, Dumart, and Bauer to military service, Jackson assumed a key role in keeping the team competitive. He registered consecutive 20-goal seasons in 1942-43 and in 1943-44 hit a career high with 28 goals and 41 assists, playing on a line with Cowley and Herb Cain. During the early '40s he also had the opportunity to play with his brother, Harvey "Busher" Jackson.

Jackson started the 1944-45 season in Boston but was traded to the Maple Leafs in on October 29 for cash and future considerations which turned out to be Bingo Kampman. After scoring 22 points in the last 31 games of the season, and helping the Maple Leafs win the 1945 Stanley Cup championship along with his brother Busher. Jackson retired after the season.

Jackson played in 468 NHL games and scored 123 goals and 301 points.

After retiring from playing Hockey Jackson coached and played in 2 games for the Toronto Barkers from 1946 to 1947, then moved to St. Catharines, Ontario, where he became a Hockey coach for the OHA junior St. Catharines Falcons and St. Catharines TeePees.


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