Pierre Jarry

On November 21st, 1971 rookie left winger Pierre Jarry made quite the impression.

Jarry scored his first career NHL goal at 11:03 of the second period. Eight seconds later his scored his second career goal. In doing so, Jarry tied a New York Rangers team record for the fastest two goals scored.

Classy veteran Jean Ratelle scored 4 times that night, overshadowing Jarry in the 12-1 win over the Oakland Seals. Jarry would score only 1 more goal in 33 other games that season before disappearing from the bright lights of Broadway altogether.

Buy Jarry would resurface, playing in over 300 NHL games in the 1970s with the Leafs, Wings and North Stars. He showed the odd flash of offensive promise, scoring 19 in Toronto and 21 in Minnesota when he teamed with playmaking center Tim Young. In that season with Minny he was voted as the Stars most popular player by the fans.

He was a fairly soft forward, lacking the physical ability to win many battles in the violent 1970s. He was a dangerous one-on-one player and a streaky scorer. But he rarely passed the puck and was also suspect defensively.

Pierre Jarry retired in 1978 with 344 games played. In that time he scored 88 goals, 117 assists for 205 points.


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