Ralph Busher Jackson

Busher Jackson’ Career

  • NHL: 1929-44; 15 seasons, 12 quality (by modern PPG standards)
  • Totals:
    • 241G (5th All Time at his retirement),
    • 234A (4th) for
    • 475P (2nd) in
    • 633 games (6th);
    • 61.5 PS (15th)
    • At his retirement, Jackson was 9th All Time in Offensive Point Shares
    • Per Game: At his retirement, Jackson was
      • 5th All Time in GPG, APG and PPG
  • Era: Jackson is Of the 7 players to play in at least 550 games between 1929 and 1944
    • 1st in Goals, GPG, Points and PPG,
    • 2nd in Assists, APG, OPS and PS,
    • 3rd in Games
  • 82-game average: 31G, 30A for 62P
  • 3-year peak (1931-34): 48-game average of 27G, 21A for 48P
  • Playoffs:
    • 18G, (Jackson held the career lead in playoff goals from 1937, when he tied the record till 1941)
    • 12A for
    • 30P in
    • 71 games
  • Adjusted:
    • Hockey-Reference:
      • 390G, 489A for 879P
      • Adjusted 82-game average: an 51G, 63A for 114P
      • Per Game:
        • 14th All Time in Adjusted GPG
        • Doesn’t qualify for APG and PPG
    • VsX:
      • 485G
      • 605A
      • 980P
      • Per Game:
        • 13th All Time in Adjusted GPG
        • 12th All Time in Adjusted PPG
  • Trades:
    • Traded at 28 with Buzz Boll (28), Doc Romnes (30), Jimmy Fowler (24), Murray Armstrong (23) for Sweeney Schriner (27)
    • Traded at 30 for cash

Accomplishments

  • Back Check Best Player (’32)
  • Top Player:
    • Top 10 Player (by Point Shares) four times (’32, ’33, ’35, ’37)
    • Top 5 Offensive Player (by Offensive Point Shares) five times (’32, ’33, ’34, ’35, ’37)
  • Goals:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in Goals four times,
      • Top 10 six times
    • GPG leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in GPG five times
    • Single-season totals:
      • 25 goals twice,
      • 20 goals five times
  • Assists:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in Assists once,
      • Top 10 three times
    • APG leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in APG twice,
      • Top 10 three times
  • Points:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Led the league in Points once,
      • Top 5 four times,
      • Top 10 five times
    • PPG leader-boards:
      • Led the league in PPG once,
      • Top 5 five times
    • Single-season totals:
      • 50 points once
  • All Star:
    • 1st Team All Star four times,
    • 2nd Team All Star once
  • VsX:
    • Best 7 Seasons:
      • Goals: 34th All Time
      • Assists: 134th All Time
      • Points: 44th All Time
    • Best 10 Seasons:
      • Goals: 33rd All Time
      • Assists: 126th All Time
      • Points: 57th All Time

Busher Jackson’s Great Teams

  • NHL:
    • Best Skater (led the playoffs in points) on one Runner Up (’35 Maple Leafs),
    • Top 3 Forward (by points9 on one Champion (’32 Maple Leafs) on one Runner Up (’33 Maple Leafs),
    • Top 6 Forward (by points]) on two Runners Up (’36, ’43 Bruins Maple Leafs) and one Final Four (’42 Bruins),
    • Top 9 Forward (by points]) on two Runners Up (’38, ’39 Maple Leafs) and one Final Four (’34 Maple Leafs)

Jackson was one of the better offensive players in the league for five years but he did not have as great individual success in the playoffs. (Jackson was in the playoffs constantly because he was on a good team in a small league])

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