Vancouver Canucks name NHL ironman Doug Jarvis as assistant coach

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VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks have named Doug Jarvis, holder of the NHL’s ironman record, as an assistant coach.

The Brantford, Ont., native has 26 years of coaching experience following a 13-season NHL playing career.

He is a six-time Stanley Cup champion, winning four times as a player with Montreal and twice as an assistant coach with Dallas (1999) and Boston (2011).

Jarvis still holds the NHL ironman record with 964 consecutive games played, never missing a game his entire career. He recorded 403 career points (139 goals, 264 assists) with Montreal, Washington and Hartford.

Jarvis won the Selke Trophy as top defensive forward in 1984 and the Masterton Trophy for perseverance and dedication in 1987.

Jarvis joins head coach Willie Desjardins’ staff alongside assistants Doug Lidster and Perry Pearn.