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Doug Jarvis

Born: March 24, 1955Draft:1975 Maple Leafs #24 Overall
Hometown:Brantford, ONPosition:Center
Known For:Iron Man Streak (964 Games)Shoots:Left
National Team:CanadaCurrent Team:Vancouver Canucks (Senior Advisor)

Douglas McArthur Jarvis (born March 24, 1955) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey forward who played for the Montreal Canadiens, Washington Capitals and Hartford Whalers in the National Hockey League. Jarvis never missed a regular season game in his NHL career, which began on October 8, 1975, and ran until 1987; from 1986 until 2022, his 964 consecutive games played stood as the NHL’s longest-ever iron man streak. Keith Yandle recently broke it on Jan. 25, 2022 when he played his 965th game in a row. He previously served as an assistant coach for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League. He is currently a Senior Advisor for the Canucks.

Years as an NHL player: 1975-1988
Years as an NHL coach: 1988-2002 | 2005-2018
Years an an NHL executive: 2018-present

Doug Jarvis, NHL Ironman
Doug Jarvis, Hartford Whalers (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)

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  • Bill Masterton Trophy (1987)
  • Frank J. Selke Trophy (1984)
  • 4x Stanley Cup Champion (Canadiens – 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979)
  • OMJHL Most Sportsmanlike Player (William Hanley Trophy) (1975)
  • OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1975)
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