Pat Quinn, general manager and head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Monday the acquisition of defenceman Rick Jackman from the Boston Bruins. In exchange, the Bruins will receive the rights to unsigned junior left winger Kris Vernarsky of the Plymouth Whalers.
Jackman, 23, was the Dallas Stars' first-round draft choice, fifth overall, in the 1996 Entry Draft. He played three seasons of junior hockey with Sault Ste. Marie of the Ontario Hockey League and earned Ontario Hockey League Second Team All-Star honours in 1997-98 by recording 73 points (33g, 40a) in 60 games. The Toronto, Ontario native was dealt to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Cameron Mann on June 24, 2001.
Jackman played in two games with Boston (0g, 0a) and two games (0g, 0a) with the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League in 2001-02.
In 40 career NHL games with Dallas and Boston he has one goal, two assists and 26 penalty minutes.