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Dane Jackson
Position: Assistant Coach

Dane Jackson
Release: 09/03/2009

Dane Jackson is in his fifth season as an assistant coach on the UND men’s hockey coaching staff.

His responsibilities include working with the team's penalty killing units. In 2009-10, Jackson's penalty killing unit clicked at a WCHA-leading 87.0 percent, narrowly missing out on the school record of 87.2 percent. The Sioux also ranked fourth nationally in penalty killing, the second time in Jackson's four years in which UND has ranked among the nation's top eight.

Jackson's penalty killers have also ranked second in the WCHA in shorthanded goals in each of the last two seasons. Last season, six different players scored UND's seven shorthanded goals. In 2008-09, seven players accounted for UND's eight shorthanded tallies.

Jackson joined UND in 2006 after serving as head coach and player personnel director for the Adirondack Frostbite of the United Hockey League.     

Adirondack went 25-12-3 under Jackson and finished in the league’s top five in both the penalty kill and power play.

Prior to coaching at Adirondack, Jackson spent two seasons as an assistant coach for the American Hockey League’s Manchester Monarchs. The Monarchs posted 102- and 109-point seasons during Jackson’s two seasons there.

Jackson, a native of Castlegar, British Columbia, played for the Fighting Sioux from 1988-92.

During Jackson’s UND playing career, he scored 103 points (59 goals, 44 assists) in 150 career games and served as an alternate captain as a senior.

After finishing his UND career, Jackson went on to an 11-year professional playing career in the AHL, that included stints in the NHL during four seasons. Jackson played in the NHL for the Vancouver Canucks, Buffalo Sabres and New York Islanders, recording 18 points (12 goals, six assists) in 45 career games. 

Jackson was a captain five times during his professional playing career and won community service awards in two separate cities (Syracuse, N.Y. and Hamilton, Ontario) and was honored with the Rochester Americans’ Leadership and Dedication Award in 2000-01.

Jackson graduated from UND in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He was a WCHA All-Academic selection in 1989-90 and in 1988-89 was honored with UND’s Tom Hoghaug Memorial Scholarship, which is given annually to a freshman hockey player who has demonstrated initiative, character and a sense of responsibility.

Jackson and his wife, Carrie, have three children: son Dillon (6) and twins, son Dallas and daughter Lila (2 1/2).

"May the logo and the Fighting Sioux name live on forever!"
Ralph Engelstad - October 5, 2001

It is great sadness that this statement will not hold true!
"You can take away the name but you can't take away the spirit"
Allen Orwick - September 12, 2010