Garry Unger

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Garry Unger
Born(1947-12-07) December 7, 1947 (age 66)
Calgary, AB, CAN
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
PositionCentre
ShotLeft
Played forAHL
Rochester Americans
Moncton Alpines
NHL
Toronto Maple Leafs
Detroit Red Wings
St. Louis Blues
Atlanta Flames
Los Angeles Kings
Edmonton Oilers
National team Canada
Playing career1967–1988
 
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Garry Unger
Born(1947-12-07) December 7, 1947 (age 66)
Calgary, AB, CAN
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
PositionCentre
ShotLeft
Played forAHL
Rochester Americans
Moncton Alpines
NHL
Toronto Maple Leafs
Detroit Red Wings
St. Louis Blues
Atlanta Flames
Los Angeles Kings
Edmonton Oilers
National team Canada
Playing career1967–1988

Garry Douglas "Iron man" Unger (born December 7, 1947) is a former professional ice hockey centre who played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League from 1967 until 1983.

Playing career[edit]

Unger set an NHL record by playing 914 consecutive games in the regular season between February 24, 1968 and December 21, 1979, doing so with four teams: the Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues and Atlanta Flames.[1] His record has since been surpassed by Doug Jarvis, who played 964 consecutive games.[2]

Unger finished with 1105 career NHL games, scoring 413 goals and 391 assists for 804 points, and he also registered 1075 career penalty minutes.[1] Unger was also the MVP of the 1974 NHL All-Star game.

Personal[edit]

Garry was the oldest of four children of Jakob and Olive (Wheeler) Unger. He and his wife Beverly have three children. Garry presently works with the Banff Hockey Academy in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Career statistics[edit]

  Regular season Playoffs
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGAPtsPIMGPGAPtsPIM
1966–67London NationalsOHA4838357360
1966–67Tulsa OilersCHL22022
1966–67Rochester AmericansAHL1000010000
1967–68London NationalsOHA24152
1967–68Tulsa OilersCHL93586
1967–68Rochester AmericansAHL51346
1967–68Toronto Maple LeafsNHL151124
1967–68Detroit Red WingsNHL13510152
1968–69Detroit Red WingsNHL7624204433
1969–70Detroit Red WingsNHL764224666740116
1970–71Detroit Red WingsNHL5113142763
1970–71St. Louis BluesNHL2815142941632520
1971–72St. Louis BluesNHL783634701041145935
1972–73St. Louis BluesNHL7841398011951232
1973–74St. Louis BluesNHL7833356896
1974–75St. Louis BluesNHL8036448012321346
1975–76St. Louis BluesNHL803944839532137
1976–77St. Louis BluesNHL803027575640112
1977–78St. Louis BluesNHL8032205266
1978–79St. Louis BluesNHL8030265644
1979–80Atlanta FlamesNHL791716333940332
1980–81Los Angeles KingsNHL5810102040
1980–81Edmonton OilersNHL13000080002
1981–82Edmonton OilersNHL467132069410123
1982–83Edmonton OilersNHL162028
1982–83Moncton AlpinesAHL82350
1985–86Dundee RocketsBHL358648134646761344
1986–87Peterborough PiratesBHL309514323858
1987–88Peterborough PiratesBHL32374481116
NHL totals1105413391804107551121830105

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gary Unger player profile". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Doug Jarvis player profile". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Red Berenson
St. Louis Blues captain
1976–77
Succeeded by
Red Berenson