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Thursday, June 7, 2007

Les Jackson

The Dispatch announced today that the Blue Jackets have been granted permission to interview Les Jackson the Assistant General Manager for the Dallas Stars. And, once again I know nothing about him...so here's what I found,

Bio Link

Time will only tell how these interviews go, I'm assuming a major draw to Columbus for Jackson is Hitch...I am sure Hitch has been on the phone with him. Best of luck to both of these guys. And, for the record I'm not as mad at Murray as I was the other day.
Les Jackson enters the sixth season of his second stint with the Stars after spending the previous two years as the assistant general manager of the Atlanta Thrashers. Jackson manages and oversees the Stars' amateur and professional scouting program, and assists in the evaluation of players as it relates to movement within the organization including the entry draft, trades and free agent signings.

Prior to joining the Thrashers in September of 1998, Jackson, 53, spent 13 years with the Stars' organization, serving in a variety of roles, including assistant general manager from 1993-98. Jackson was drafted by the Boston Bruins in 1972 and played two seasons in the minors, then began his career as a hockey executive. His minor pro coaching career included stints in Billings, Mont.; Tucson, Ariz.; New Westminster, B.C.; Revelstoke, B.C.; and Great Falls, Mont. He also spent five seasons as assistant coach and general manager of the Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings.

A native of Manning, Alberta, Jackson resides in Coppell and has three sons, Brock, Drake and Reid.


Jibblescribbits said...

Can you trust a man with a 'stache like that to run your team?

Bethany said...

Haha you love the stache!!