Jeff Jackson

In June, 2006 Jeff was hired by the Toronto Maple Leafs as Director of Hockey Administration. On August 24, 2007, Jackson was promoted to Assistant General Manager and Director of Hockey Operations of the Leafs, working alongside then General Manager"John Ferguson, Jr.. On September 12, 2008, Jackson was appointed the new General Manager and Governor of the Toronto Marlies, the Maple Leafs AHL affiliate. He also maintained his role as Assistant GM and Director of Hockey Operations of the Maple Leafs. Jackson left his position with the Leafs in March 2010 to pursue other opportunities. He has appeared as a guest speaker and lecturer at numerous universities and conferences, including Harvard Law School and Osgood Hall law school.

Jeff Jackson played 263 games throughout eight seasons in the NHL for the Maple Leafs, Rangers, Nordiques, and Black Hawks. As a player, he was known for using his speed and size to make strong drives toward the net, dig the puck out of the corner, and place powerful checks on opponents.

Prior to being picked by the Toronto Maple Leafs during the second round of the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, Jackson spent two seasons with the OHL Brantford Alexanders, where he recorded 112 points. In 1984 he was voted the Alexanders' MVP.

In 1984-85, Jackson scored 27 points in 20 games for the Hamilton Steelhawks (formerly the Brantford Alexanders), and helped Canada win the gold medal at the World Junior Championships. Jackson was Canada's third leading scorer with eight points in seven games. To finish the year, he suited up with the Maple Leafs for 17 games. He spent most of the following season with the St. Catharines Saints of the AHL.

Jackson was traded from Maple Leafs to the New York Rangers in 1986-87. He was then traded to the Quebec Nordiques before the start of the 1987-88 Season.

Jackson had his best NHL seasons while playing with the Nordiques. During this time he formed an effective checking line with Mike Eagles and Alan Haworth.

He played one game with the Chicago Black Hawks in the 1991-92 season before retirement.