Sunday, January 12, 2003

Iron Man of Hockey?

The NHL's longest active consecutive games played streak has just come to an end.

Tony Amonte sat out during the Coyotes game vs. the Nashville Predators due to a rib injury suffered at the previous game. The 8.5 year NHL veteran's streak lasted 453 games. Before that span, Amonte has only missed 2 other games in his career.

Talk about loving what you do for a living! On a personal note, I have never really needed to take a day off during my jobs. I commend him for his work ethic and dedication.

Now, the record for consecutive games stands at 964 games by Doug Jarvis running from 1975 to 1987. The next closest guy to that is Maple Leafs defenseman, Robert Svehla at 343 games.
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