Jack de Heer

Forward, Olympic athlete

1953 –


Who is Jack de Heer?

Garth Dick "Jack" de Heer is a former professional ice hockey player. He was a Dutch international who spent most of his career in the Eredivisie.

A Canadian of Dutch descent, de Heer spent his first five seasons in the Netherlands with Tilburg Trappers, averaging nearly four points a game. In 1976, he joined the Heerenveen Flyers where he spent the next four seasons. A regular Dutch national team member, highlights of his international career included being top scorer and name tournament top forward at the 1978 World Ice Hockey Championships Pool C, top scorer at the 1979 World Ice Hockey Championships Pool B, and scoring a hat-trick against Poland at the Lake Placid Olympics.

In 1980, de Heer joined EHC Arosa of the Swiss Nationalliga A league. In 1982, he returned to Dutch club hockey, rejoining the Flyers until retiring in 1984.

de Heer was a forward who shoot left.

He resides in Lethbridge, and is married with two children.

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May 17, 1953
Also known as
  • Garth Dick de Heer
  • Netherlands
  • Canada
Lived in
  • Lethbridge

on July 23, 2013


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