Coyotes' Phil Kessel passes Doug Jarvis for second on NHL's iron man list

Arizona Coyotes right wing Phil Kessel (81). (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Phil Kessel officially passed Doug Jarvis for second on the all-time consecutive games list Sunday when he skated in his 965th straight contest.

Kessel passed Jarvis in the Arizona Coyotes' overtime loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

Jarvis held the record for 36 years before Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Keith Yandle broke it in January. To date, Yandle has played in 987 consecutive games.

Kessel, 34, broke into the NHL with the Boston Bruins and has also played for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Pittsburgh Penguins, winning two Stanley Cups with the Penguins in 2016 and '17.

In 1,186 total games, Kessel has 398 goals and 943 points. He has also skated in 96 playoff games, scoring 36 goals and 81 points.

Kessel began his consecutive game streak on Nov. 3, 2009.

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