Doug Jarvis

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Doug Jarvis
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Born (1955-03-24) March 24, 1955 (age 59)
Brantford, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Binghamton Whalers (AHL)
Hartford Whalers (NHL)
Washington Capitals (NHL)
Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 24th overall, 1975
Toronto Maple Leafs
WHA Draft 30th overall, 1975
Houston Aeros
Playing career 1975–1988

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, 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]

Playing career[edit]

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 professional 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[edit]

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[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze 1974 Soviet Union Ice Hockey

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1972–73 Peterborough Petes OHA 63 20 49 69 14
1973–74 Peterborough Petes OHA 70 31 53 84 27
1974–75 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 69 45 88 133 39 11 4 11 15 8
1975–76 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 5 30 35 16 13 2 1 3 2
1976–77 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 16 22 38 14 14 0 7 7 2
1977–78 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 11 28 39 23 15 3 5 8 12
1978–79 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 10 13 23 16 12 1 3 4 4
1979–80 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 13 11 24 28 10 4 4 8 2
1980–81 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 16 22 38 34 3 0 0 0 0
1981–82 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 20 28 48 20 5 1 0 1 4
1982–83 Washington Capitals NHL 80 8 22 30 10 4 0 1 1 0
1983–84 Washington Capitals NHL 80 13 29 42 12 8 2 3 5 6
1984–85 Washington Capitals NHL 80 9 28 37 32 5 1 0 1 2
1985–86 Washington Capitals NHL 25 1 2 3 16
1985–86 Hartford Whalers NHL 57 8 16 24 20 10 0 3 3 4
1986–87 Hartford Whalers NHL 80 9 13 22 20 6 0 0 0 4
1987–88 Hartford Whalers NHL 2 0 0 0 2
1987–88 Binghamton Whalers AHL 24 5 4 9 4
NHL totals 964 139 264 403 263 105 14 27 41 42

International[edit]


Year Team Event   GP G A P PIM
1974 Canada WJC 5 4 1 5 2
Junior int'l totals 5 4 1 5 2

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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