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07-19-2011, 10:55 PM
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With pick #116, the Pittsburgh Hornets select Art Jackson, C.



3x Top 15 Goals (10, 10, 14)
2x Top 15 Assists (5, 12)
3x Top 20 Points (9, 13, 19)

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Originally Posted by legendsofhockey
A slick playmaking centre, Art Jackson had a fine eleven-year NHL tenure in the 1930s and 40s. Statistically his finest years came with the Boston Bruins in the mid-1940s when they lost some of their top skaters to military service. Art was the youngest member of the famous hockey family that included star Harvey "Busher" Jackson.

During his first three pro seasons, he played a checking role with the NHL's Maple Leafs and the Syracuse Stars of the AHL. After spending a year each with the Boston Bruins and New York Americans, Jackson returned to Beantown 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. He was on hand when the "black and gold" won 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 1943-44 playing on a line with Cowley and Herb Cain. During the early '40s he also had the opportunity to play with his brother, Harvey.
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Originally Posted by Montreal Gazette Jan. 19, 1944
Both of the Boston tallies were provided by Art Jackson. His first goal was a rink-length solo effort in the second period and during the third session he batted in Herb Cain's rebound.
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Originally Posted by Ottawa Citizen Mar. 24, 1943
Boston Bruins gained a two-games lead over Montreal Canadiens in their Stanley Cup hockey playoff series by putting together an exciting 5-3 triumph tonight before a 12,000 crowd at the Boston Garden. It was the second straight victory for the Bruins.

... Art Jackson, who tallied twice tonight, chalked up No. 1 late in the second and the other with less than a minute to play in the final....

...Then, with about four minutes to go, Canadiens drove furiously for the "equalizer." While they were applying heavy pressure, Art Jackson foiled them by stealing the puck from O'Connor in center ice and speeding down to ram the puck through Goalie ****** who appeared stunned by that spectacular solo effort.
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Originally Posted by New York Times Apr. 2, 1943
If Boston had a hero he was Art Jackson, wing, who bagged the first goal at 18:53 of the first period and spearheaded the Bruin attack most of the night.
He'll center the Hornets' third line.

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