Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Pierre Jarry
Left-winger Pierre Jarry played over 300 NHL games in the 1970s for four different clubs. He showed flashes of his offensive potential but lacked the grit to fight off checkers and win the battles in the corners on a regular basis.

Born in Montreal, Jarry never wanted to suit up for the Canadiens because they were so deep in talent and he felt his chances of playing in the NHL were greater elsewhere. In junior he suited up for the Sherbrooke Castors in 1966-67 then joined the Ottawa 67's of the OHA for two years. After scoring 77 goals over those two seasons he was chosen 12th overall by the New York Rangers in the 1969 Amateur Draft. The Rangers sent him to the Omaha Knights of the CHL to hone his skills and Jarry responded with 26 goals the first year and a league-high 46 the next. Following the 1970-71 season he was voted on to the CHL first all-star team.

Jarry debuted with the Rangers in 1971-72 and proved to be a useful role player on one of the NHL's most talented teams. After New York acquired winger Gene Carr in 1972, Jarry was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for rugged defenceman Jim Dorey. The deal made sense for both clubs since Toronto was in need of an offensive boost and the Rangers were a bit short on grit heading into the post-season. Jarry joined his new team in time to catch the bus heading for a game at the Spectrum versus the Flyers and had his unfamiliarity exacerbated when Jacques Plante introduced Paul Henderson to him as Norm Ullman!

Jarry scored 19 goals during his only full season in Toronto, in 1972-73. Early the next year he was sent to Detroit for checker Tim Ecclestone and played 91 games in Motown over two seasons. After being traded to the Minnesota North Stars, Jarry registered a career-high 21 goals in 1975-76 before he began to struggle with injuries. Jarry retired after the 1977-78 season with 205 career points in the NHL.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1966-67 Sherbrooke Castors QJHL 26 18 15 33
1967-68 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 50 36 21 57 61
1967-68 St. Catharines Black Hawks OHA-Jr. 5 3 1 4 0
1968-69 Ottawa 67's OHA-Jr. 53 41 57 98 74 7 5 8 13 11
1969-70 Omaha Knights CHL 70 26 27 53 62 8 1 2 3 22
1970-71 Omaha Knights CHL 71 46 46 92 94 11 4 5 9 8
1971-72 New York Rangers NHL 34 3 3 6 20 +2
1971-72 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 18 3 4 7 13 -3 5 0 1 1 0
1972-73 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 74 19 18 37 42 -13
1973-74 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 12 2 8 10 10 +8
1973-74 Detroit Red Wings NHL 52 15 23 38 17 -11
1974-75 Detroit Red Wings NHL 39 8 13 21 4 -12
1974-75 Virginia Wings AHL 20 11 12 23 17
1975-76 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 13 5 7 12 18
1975-76 Minnesota North Stars NHL 59 21 18 39 32 -7
1976-77 Minnesota North Stars NHL 21 8 13 21 2 -6
1977-78 Minnesota North Stars NHL 35 9 17 26 2 -9
1977-78 Fort Worth Texans CHL 15 4 8 12 14
1977-78 Edmonton Oilers WHA 18 4 10 14 4 5 1 0 1 4
NHL Totals 344 88 117 205 142 5 0 1 1 0


CHL First All-Star Team (1971)
Scoring Leader - CHL (1971)
Loaned to St. Catharines (OHA-Jr.) by Ottawa (OHA-Jr.) for the 1968 OHA-Jr. Finals, February, 1968. Selected by Chicago (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to Toronto by NY Rangers for Jim Dorey, February 20, 1972. Traded to Detroit by Toronto for Tim Ecclestone, November 29, 1973. Traded to Minnesota by Detroit for Don Martineau, November 25, 1975.
Missed majority of 1976-77 due to knee injury vs. Toronto, November 20, 1976. Traded to Edmonton (WHA) by Minnesota with Chris Aherns for future considerations, March, 1978.
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