Doug jarrett (Picture courtesy of greatesthockeylegends.com)
We’re heading into the dog days of the offseason, counting the days until the Chicago Blackhawks 2014 Season kicks off. We’re going to do a Top 100 list of all time Chicago Blackhawks. It’s a fun way to pass the time and take a stroll down Memory Lane
Doug Jarrett 1964-1975
Doug Jarrett was one of the steadiest defenseman of his era and due to his ability to pin or check the opposing players against the boards they gave him the nickname the “Chairman of the Boards”. Jarrett was very even headed player so Blackhawks legendary coach Billy Reah often used him with young Keith Magnuson on a defensive paring making them a great pairing in the NHL during the 70’s.
Jarrett is 5th all-time in Blackhawks history in games played as a defensman but wasn’t able to hoist the Stanley Cup with the 1971 Stanley Cup Finals the most heartbreaking. Jarrett also played on the 73 team that reached the Finals.
Jarrett was a cut up along with Dennis Hull so even though he was steady on the ice he was Mr. Loose off the ice.
Jarrett made it with the Blackhawks for 11 seasons before getting shipped to the New York Rangers where he would play one season before having to retire due to a back injury.
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Do you have any memories of Jarrett?
What do you think? Too High or Too Low for a very solid Blackhawks defenseman for a very long time.
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