List of NHL players with 500 consecutive games played

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For ice hockey players in the National Hockey League (NHL), playing 500 consecutive regular season games is considered a highly significant achievement. This is often referred to as an "Iron man streak".

As of the completion of the 2016–17 NHL season — the 99th regular season of play of the National Hockey League — a total of 24 different players had played at least 500 consecutive regular season games in their NHL career — making it one of the most exclusive 500-clubs in the NHL.

The first player to play 500 consecutive games was Murray Murdoch of the New York Rangers, who played his 500th consecutive game during the 1936–37 season, the 20th season of the NHL. Doug Jarvis currently holds the record for most consecutive games played with 964, never missing a regular season game in his NHL career. Glenn Hall is the only goaltender to play 500 or more consecutive games.

Henrik Sedin's active streak of 679 consecutive games played ended on January 21, 2014 when he was unable to play due to injuries.[1] Jay Bouwmeester's ended at 737 on November 23, 2014 due to an injury in the previous game.[2]

There are currently four players with active streaks: Keith Yandle, Patrick Marleau, Phil Kessel, and Karl Alzner.

500 consecutive games played[edit]

This is a list of the 24 NHL players who have played at least 500 consecutive regular season games in their NHL career (updated to games played on 11 January 2018)


Legend

  active streak
( ) denotes games played in current season
C = Streak is from the start of their career

Rank Name Consecutive games
1 Doug Jarvis 964 (C)
2 Garry Unger 914
3 Steve Larmer 884
4 Andrew Cogliano 830 (C)
5 Craig Ramsay 776
6 Jay Bouwmeester 737
7 Henrik Sedin 679
8 Keith Yandle 675 (42)
9 Patrick Marleau 669 (45)
10 Phil Kessel 654 (44)
11 Andy Hebenton 630 (C)
12 Karl Alzner 582 (42)
13 Johnny Wilson 580
14 Billy Harris 576
15 Mark Recchi 570
16 Danny Grant 566
17 Alex Delvecchio 548
18 Brendan Morrison 542
19 Craig MacTavish 519
20 Brad Boyes 513
21 (tie) Andrew Brunette 509
21 (tie) John Marks 509
23 Murray Murdoch 508 (C)
24 Glenn Hall (G) 502

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luongo, Canucks hold off late push by Oilers". NHL.com. Retrieved January 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bouwmeester's ironman run ends for Blues vs. Jets". NHL.com. Retrieved November 23, 2014.