Doug Jarvis

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Doug Jarvis
Born(1955-03-24) March 24, 1955 (age 57)
Brantford, ON, CAN
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
PositionCentre
ShotLeft
Played forBinghamton Whalers (AHL)
Hartford Whalers (NHL)
Washington Capitals (NHL)
Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
National team Canada
NHL Draft24th overall, 1975
Toronto Maple Leafs
WHA Draft30th overall, 1975
Houston Aeros
Playing career1975–1988
 
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Doug Jarvis
Born(1955-03-24) March 24, 1955 (age 57)
Brantford, ON, CAN
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
PositionCentre
ShotLeft
Played forBinghamton Whalers (AHL)
Hartford Whalers (NHL)
Washington Capitals (NHL)
Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
National team Canada
NHL Draft24th overall, 1975
Toronto Maple Leafs
WHA Draft30th overall, 1975
Houston Aeros
Playing career1975–1988

Douglas M. 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, who holds the current record for most consecutive games played in the NHL (964). Jarvis never missed a regular season game in his NHL career, which began on October 8, 1975 and ran until 1987.[1] He currently serves as an assistant coach for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League.[2]

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Playing career

Doug Jarvis began his hockey career with the Peterborough Petes in the OHA. He was a key player with the Petes as he took important faceoffs and strengthened their special teams unit. Jarvis was chosen to represent Team Canada in the 1974 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. Canada took home the bronze medal as Jarvis scored four goals in five games. After a 133 point effort in 1974-75, he was selected to the OMJHL First All-Star Team. This caught the attention of NHL scouts and in 1975, he was picked 24th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1975 NHL Amateur Draft. After being drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, he was traded almost right away to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Greg Hubick.

Jarvis began his hockey career in Montreal. He remained there for seven years teaming up with Hall of Famer Bob Gainey to form one of the league's top penalty killing teams. He took home four Stanley Cups between 1976 and 1979. In 1980-81, Jarvis broke the 20-goal mark for the first time in his career. Prior to the 1982-83 NHL season, Jarvis was traded to the Washington Capitals with teammates Rod Langway and Brian Engblom for Ryan Walter and Rick Green. He and his teammates from Montreal helped solidify the Caps defence and turned the Capitals into a Stanley Cup contender team. In 1983-84, Jarvis was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy for his outstanding two way play. Halfway through the 1985-86 season, he was traded to the Hartford Whalers for Jorgen Pettersson. It was in Hartford that Doug Jarvis set the NHL record for most consecutive games played with 964, breaking Garry Unger's record of 914.[3] For this achievement, he was awarded the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy in 1986-87. In 1987-88, Jarvis was sent down to the minors as the Whalers were looking for Brent Peterson to take over as the team's top checking centre. He played in 24 games with the Binghamton Whalers before retiring.

Coaching career

Shortly after retiring, Jarvis was hired by the Minnesota North Stars to serve as assistant coach to Pierre Page. Two years later, the North Stars hired former linemate Bob Gainey as coach and general manager. The two helped the North Stars reach the Stanley Cup Finals in 1991 where they lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins. In 1993, the team was relocated to Dallas as the Dallas Stars. He stayed with the North Stars/Stars for 14 years where Dallas won their first Stanley Cup in franchise history in 1999. His 14 year tenure with the team makes it the longest period of time an assistant-coach has stayed with the same team. He was an assistant coach with the Montreal Canadiens from 2005 until his dismissal in 2009 and coached the Canadiens farm team the Hamilton Bulldogs from 2003-2005. Doug Jarvis and his wife Linda have two children, Landry and Laura. Jarvis is currently serving as assistant coach to the Boston Bruins.

Awards and achievements

Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze1974 Soviet UnionIce Hockey

Career statistics

  Regular season Playoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
1972–73Peterborough PetesOHA6320496914
1973–74Peterborough PetesOHA7031538427
1974–75Peterborough PetesOMJHL6945881333911411158
1975–76Montreal CanadiensNHL805303516132132
1976–77Montreal CanadiensNHL8016223814140772
1977–78Montreal CanadiensNHL80112839231535812
1978–79Montreal CanadiensNHL8010132316121344
1979–80Montreal CanadiensNHL8013112428104482
1980–81Montreal CanadiensNHL801622383430000
1981–82Montreal CanadiensNHL802028482051014
1982–83Washington CapitalsNHL80822301040110
1983–84Washington CapitalsNHL801329421282356
1984–85Washington CapitalsNHL80928373251012
1985–86Washington CapitalsNHL2512316
1985–86Hartford WhalersNHL578162420100334
1986–87Hartford WhalersNHL80913222060004
1987–88Hartford WhalersNHL20002
1987–88Binghamton WhalersAHL245494
NHL totals96413926440326310514274142

International


YearTeamEvent GPGAPPIM
1974CanadaWJC54152
Junior int'l totals54152

See also

References

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Preceded by
Bobby Clarke
Winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy
1984
Succeeded by
Craig Ramsay
Preceded by
Charlie Simmer
Bill Masterton Trophy winner
1987
Succeeded by
Bob Bourne