Former Soo Greyhounds all-star defenseman Ric Jackman, who went on to play on a Stanley Cup championship team, has been named head coach of the Bradford Rattlers of the Greater Metro Jr. Hockey League.
The soon-to-be 39-year old Jackman, who played three full Ontario Hockey League seasons as a world-class performer with the Greyhounds, went on to an eight-year career in the National Hockey League after being a first-round draft pick of the Dallas Stars.
His best OHL season with the Greyhounds was his last, one in which he had 33 goals, 40 assists, 73 points and 111 penalty minutes from his blueline position.
A Toronto area native, Jackman was a member of the 2007 Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks.
In all, Jackman played 20 seasons of pro hockey, including a decade at the European level. He retired following the 2016-2017 season.