PRIOR TO MSU: Spent the 1999-2000 campaign with Chilliwack Chiefs of the BCHL, coached by former Spartan Harvey Smyl • Ranked ninth in the BCHL and 34th in the Canadian Junior A Hockey League with 51-44--99 in 49 regular season games • 51 goals ranked third in the BCHL and tied for 10th in the Canadian Junior A Hockey League • Helped Chilliwack to first league title since 1995 and a bronze medal at Canada’s junior A national tournament, the Royal Bank Cup • Broke the BCHL postseason scoring record by totaling 18-28--46 points in 20 playoff games • 28 postseason assists paced BCHL • Also racked up 110 penalty minutes in the regular season • Played with the U.S. National Under-18 Team in 1998-99 • Finished ninth on that team in scoring with 24-23--47 in 70 games in addition to 81 penalty minutes.
WITH TEAM USA: Attended the 2000 U.S. National Junior Team evaluation camp in Lake Placid, N.Y • Candidate for the team that will represent the U.S. at the IIHF 2001 World Junior Championships in Moscow.
PERSONAL: Born May 24, 1982 • Business/communications major • Future ambition is to play professional hockey and start his own record label • Graduated from Sardis HS in Chilliwack, B.C. • Two-time MVP of high school basketball team (1997 and 1998) • Goes by the nickname “J.J.” • Favorite NHL player is Pittsburgh’s Jaromir Jagr • Biggest hockey influence is the New Jersey Devils’ Scott Gomez • Son of Howard Jackson and Patti Redpath • Father is a former world kickboxing and full-contact karate champion and has provided personal security for entertainers such as Chuck Norris.
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