Jack McIlhargey played 7 seasons with the Vancouver Canucks and had a 20 year association as a Coach in the organization. 12 years as an associate/assistant coach at the NHL level and 8 years as Head Coach of the Canucks AHL and IHL farm teams.

McIlhargey has an extensive association with the Philadelphia Flyers as player, coach and scout. Overall, Jack has been in professional hockey more than 30 years. His playing career started in Junior with New Westminster of the BCJHL and Flin Flon of the WCHL.