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Jack Portland
Jackportland
Position Defence
Shot Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 02 in (1.88 m)
198 lb (90 kg)
Teams Montreal Canadiens
Boston Bruins
Chicago Black Hawks
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born July 30, 1912(1912-07-30),
Collingwood, ON. CAN
Died August 22 1996 (aged 84),
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Pro Career 1933 – 1943

Jack Frederick Portland (July 30, 1912 in Collingwood, Ontario – August 22, 1996) was a defenceman in the NHL from 1933 - 1943.

He played junior and intermediate hockey in his hometown of Collingwood. In 1933 he signed with the Montreal Canadiens with whom he played for a seasons and a half.

In the mid-season Portland was traded to the Boston Bruins for Tony Savage. He spent some time with their farm team, the Boston Cubs, earning a place on the first all-star in 1935-36. He then spent three and a half solid seasons with the Bruins, winning the Stanley Cup in 1939.

Another mid season trade, this time in 1939-40 brought Portland to the Chicago Black Hawks for Des Smith. At the beginning of the next season he was sold back to the Canadiens, where he played three seasons as a regular on a fast-improving team.

In 1943 Portland enlisted in the Canadian Army for World War II, serving in Normandy and western Europe. He returned to pro hockey in 1946, spending two seasons in the American Hockey League. He retired in 1948.

He then did some coaching of amateur teams in the Collingwood area.

In his NHL career, he played in 381 regular season games,scoring 15 goals and 56 assists. In 33 playoff games, Portland got 1 goal and 3 assists.

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