Ralph Busher Jackson

Career

  • NHL: 1929-44; 15 seasons, 12 quality[1. By modern PPG standards]
  • 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 5th All Time in GPG, APG and PPG
  • At his retirement, Jackson was 9th All Time in Offensive Point Shares
  • Era: Jackson is 1st in Goals, GPG, Points and PPG, 2nd in Assists, APG, OPS and PS, 3rd in Games[2. Of the 7 players to play in at least 550 games – 600 games would have limited us to 4 players – between 1929 and 1944]
  • 82-game average: 31G, 30A for 62P
  • 3-year peak (1931-34): 48-game average of 27G, 21A for 48P
  • Playoffs: 18G,[3.¬†Jackson held the career lead in playoff goals from 1937, when he tied the record till 1941] 12A for 30P in 71 games
  • Adjusted: 390G, 489A for 879P
  • Adjusted 82-game average: 51G, 63A for 114P
  • Traded twice in his prime.

Accomplishments

  • Top 10 Player[4. By Point Shares] four times (’32, ’33, ’35, ’37)
  • Top 5 Offensive Player[5. By Offensive Point Shares] five times (’32, ’33, ’34, ’35, ’37)
  • Scored 25 goals twice, 20 goals five times
  • Scored 50 points once
  • Top 5 in Goals four times, Top 10 six times
  • Top 5 in GPG five times
  • Top 5 in Assists once, Top 10 thrice
  • Top 5 in APG twice, Top 10 thrice
  • Led the league in Points once, Top 5 four times, Top 10 five times
  • Led the league in PPG once, Top 5 five times
  • 1st Team All Star four times, 2nd Team once.

Great Teams

  • Best Skater[6. Led the playoffs in points] on one Runner Up (’35 Maple Leafs), Top 3 Forward[7. By points] on one Champion (’32 Maple Leafs) on one Runner Up (’33 Maple Leafs), Top 6 Forward[8. By points] on two Runners Up (’36, ’43 Bruins Maple Leafs) and one Final Four (’42 Bruins), Top 9 Forward[9. 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.[10. Jackson was in the playoffs constantly because he was on a good team in a small league]

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