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From 1975 to 1987, Doug Jarvis suited up for 964 consecutive games, setting a record that will [...]More
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The game would later to prove to be significant as it was the first of 964 consecutive NHL contests that would feature Jarvis, the league’s undisputed Iron Man, in the starting line-up.
From 1975 to 1987, Jarvis played in every one of his team’s regular season games. The first 580 were spent with the Canadiens, establishing a team record for durability. A trade took Jarvis and his streak to Washington in 1982-83 and then on to Hartford, where in a game against Montreal on December 26, 1986, he overtook Gary Unger’s 914 consecutive games run, until then the NHL’s longest ever.