Dave Jackson comes to the FPHL with almost 4 decades of professional hockey experience. Jackson, who officiated the 1988 Memorial Cup, was signed by the National Hockey League (NHL) to a minor-league contract in 1989. He made his NHL debut on December 22, 1990, officiating a match-up between the New Jersey Devils and Quebec Nordiques.
Jackson was chosen to officiate men's ice hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympics held in Sochi, Russia. Jackson retired after officiating his final NHL game on March 29, 2018. He now works for ESPN as their lead rules analyst and is the Director of Officiating for the 3ice summer pro league.
NHL Trainee 1986-89 (OHL,WHL,QMJHL,IHL)
NHL Referee 1989-2018 (1548 games)
NHL Supervisor 2018-2020 (development)
ESPN Rules Analyst 2021-present
Director of Officiating-3ice summer pro league 2022-present