December 7, 1947|
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
Toronto Maple Leafs
Detroit Red Wings
St. Louis Blues
Los Angeles Kings
Unger set an NHL record by playing 914 consecutive games in the regular season between February 24, 1968, and December 21, 1979, doing so with four teams: the Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues and Atlanta Flames. Unger's streak came to an end after Flames' coach Al MacNeil benched him on December 21, 1979 (the only game he would miss that season). His record has since been surpassed by Doug Jarvis, who played 964 consecutive games.
Unger finished his career with 1105 career NHL games, scoring 413 goals and 391 assists for 804 points, and he also registered 1075 career penalty minutes. Unger was the MVP of the 1974 NHL All-Star Game played in Chicago. He had an assist and scored a shorthanded goal in the West Division's 6-4 victory over the East Division.
Garry was the oldest of four children of Jakob and Olive (Wheeler) Unger. Unger's younger sister used a wheelchair; she proved to be an inspiration to Unger during his playing career. After being traded to Atlanta in 1979, Unger encountered a group of Christian players, including Paul Henderson, whom Unger credits with helping him discover spirituality and giving meaning to his life.
He and his wife Beverly have three children. Garry presently works with the Banff Hockey Academy in Banff, Alberta, Canada.
Regular season and playoffs
|1967–68||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||15||1||1||2||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|1967–68||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||13||5||10||15||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|1968–69||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||76||24||20||44||33||—||—||—||—||—|
|1969–70||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||76||42||24||66||67||4||0||1||1||6|
|1970–71||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||51||13||14||27||63||—||—||—||—||—|
|1970–71||St. Louis Blues||NHL||28||15||14||29||41||6||3||2||5||20|
|1971–72||St. Louis Blues||NHL||78||36||34||70||104||11||4||5||9||35|
|1972–73||St. Louis Blues||NHL||78||41||39||80||119||5||1||2||3||2|
|1973–74||St. Louis Blues||NHL||78||33||35||68||96||—||—||—||—||—|
|1974–75||St. Louis Blues||NHL||80||36||44||80||123||2||1||3||4||6|
|1975–76||St. Louis Blues||NHL||80||39||44||83||95||3||2||1||3||7|
|1976–77||St. Louis Blues||NHL||80||30||27||57||56||4||0||1||1||2|
|1977–78||St. Louis Blues||NHL||80||32||20||52||66||—||—||—||—||—|
|1978–79||St. Louis Blues||NHL||80||30||26||56||44||—||—||—||—||—|
|1980–81||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||58||10||10||20||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|1986–87||Peterborough Pirates||GBR II||30||95||143||238||58||8||17||15||32||38|
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
- http://oldtimehockeyuk.com/gu1-wp - Garry Unger talks about his career in a podcast interview
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