– Calgary Flames defenseman Cory Sarich
becomes the NHL’s current ironman leader having played in 419 consecutive games.
Sarich had trailed Vancouver’s Brendan Morrison who had played in 542 consecutive games before missing the Canucks game on Wednesday, December 12th in Anaheim. Cory Sarich
, a native of Saskatoon (SK), began his ironman streak on November 27, 2001 while playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning where he played in 388 consecutive games. Sarich signed with the Calgary Flames this past summer (July 1, 2007) and has played in all 31 games with Calgary this season extending his streak to 419.
TOP FIVE CURRENT NHL IRONMEN (as of Dec.12/07 inclusive): Cory Sarich
(CGY) 419 games
Andrew Brunette (COL) 401 gamesOlli Jokinen
(FLA) 324 games
Brad Richards (TB) 313 games
Sergei Brylin (NJ) 276 games
The NHL’s record for consecutive games belongs to Doug Jarvis (MTL, WSH, HFD) who played in 964 consecutive games from October 8, 1975 – October 10, 1987.