The originator of the hook-check, Jack Walker's hockey career lasted thirty years. Starting in Port Arthur, he went on to play with three Stanley Cup winning teams as well as winning several most Valuable Player awards. Upon retiring as a player, he managed, coached, played and refereed in the Pacific Coast League. He was posthumously inducted into the Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame in 1960.
Inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, September 27, 1986