Boston General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced Wednesday that the Bruins have has named Doug Jarvis as an assistant coach under Claude Julien. Jarvis will serve as the club's third assistant, joining Doug Houda and Geoff Ward.
Jarvis, 55, spent the last four seasons behind the bench as an associate coach for the Montreal Canadiens, helping lead the Habs to three playoff appearances during his tenure and the best record in the Eastern Conference in 2007-08. He served part of the 2005-06 season under Julien, who was then the Canadiens' coach.
Prior to his time behind the Canadiens' bench, he coached Montreal's AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs, from 2003-05, compiling a 79-54-10-17 record.
Before joining the Montreal organization, Jarvis served as an assistant coach with the Stars organization for 14 seasons from 1988-2002, staying with the organization after their move from Minnesota to Dallas. He was a member of the Stars' staff when the franchise won the Stanley Cup in 1999.
Jarvis spent 13 seasons in the NHL as a player and won Stanley Cups with Montreal in his first four seasons in the League (1976-79). He also set an NHL record that still stands by appearing in 964 consecutive games. Although he was originally drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the second round (No. 24) in the 1975 Entry Draft, he was traded to the Canadiens in exchange for Greg Hubrick before ever suiting up for the Leafs. Jarvis skated with Montreal, the Washington Capitals and the Hartford Whalers during his NHL career. He won the Frank J. Selke Trophy in 1984 as the NHL's best defensive forward and the Bill Masterton Trophy in 1987 for exemplifying the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to the sport of hockey.
Jarvis' 964 consecutive games represent his career total -- he never missed a game during his time in the NHL. The Brantford, Ont., native scored a career high 20 goals during the 1981-82 season with Montreal and finished his career with 139 goals and 264 assists.
He also skated in 89 NHL playoff games with the Canadiens from 1975-84, scoring 14 goals and adding 24 assists, as well as 16 postseason matches with the Whalers from 1985-87, registering 3 assists.