We’re normally getting ready for another hockey season, but we’re in a different world. Last Word on Hockey is still going to look back at each date’s historical significance to the game. We’ll remember the moments that shaped the sport of hockey that happened on this day. Here’s our look at this date in hockey history for October 10, featuring Doug Jarvis.
Today in Hockey History
Doug Jarvis Plays in 964th Straight Game
1987: The Hartford Whalers forward suits up for his record-setting 964th straight game. Hartford losses to the New York Rangers, 6-2. It’s the last game the league’s longevity streak of most games played that started in 1975.
Jarvis sits out the next game due to an injury and never plays another NHL game. He’s sent down to Binghamton of the AHL to become a player/coach. The Brantford, Ontario native retires after 24 games with the Whalers’ AHL team.
Other Notable Events
1974: Rookie Danny Gare scores 18 seconds into his NHL debut with the Sabres. It’s the second-fastest goal by a rookie in league history.
1989: Soviet players square off against each other for the first time in the NHL. Viacheslav Fetisov and Sergei Starikov of the New Jersey Devils take on Sergei Priakin and Sergei Makarov of the Calgary Flames. Priakin scores the game-winner in Calgary’s 4-2 victory.
2002: Stanislav Chistov is the youngest to get four points in his first game. The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim beat St. Louis, 4-3.
2015: Florida sets the record for the fastest four goals to start a season in its 7-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.
Happy Birthday to You
1919: Edgar Laprade
1941: Dallas Smith
1946: Peter Mahovlich
1952: Bob Nystrom
1960: Ron Flockhart
1963: Mike Donnelly
1973: Jeff Shantz
1974: Chris Pronger
1976: Shane Doan