Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Gary Jarrett
A clever offensive left-winger, Gary Jarrett was a solid NHL performer with the Red Wings and Seals before joining the World Hockey Association. He utilized his speed and self-discipline effectively and was a solid addition wherever he played as a pro.

The Toronto native played junior with the hometown Marlboros and delivered mail to the offices and players at the Gardens. He received a one game audition from the Maple Leafs in 1960-61. During the early 1960s Toronto was a deep club in the midst of three straight Stanley Cup wins. Jarrett toiled in four different minor pro leagues while awaiting his chance to prove he belonged in the NHL. In 1965 he was a secondary figure in a trade between Detroit and Toronto which involved future Hall of Fame members Andy Bathgate and Marcel Pronovost. Jarrett enjoyed a solid year with the AHL"s Pittsburgh Hornets in 1966-67 when he recorded 71 points in 68 games and learned a great deal from wily linemates Don McKenney and Billy Harris. The trio were a key factor in the Hornets' Calder Cup triumph.

The NHL expansion in 1967 doubled the number of big league positions available. As a result, Jarrett played 68 games for Detroit in 1967-68 and often lined up with veteran star Gordie Howe. Following the season he was traded to the Oakland Seals in a deal that included the colourful Howie Young and experienced defenceman Bob Baun. In 1968-69, Jarrett scored 22 goals and helped the Seals improve from last place to second in the West Division. The hard-working winger played four seasons in California and was one of the few consistent players on what became one of the worst teams in the NHL. Jarrett retired temporarily in 1972 but returned a few weeks later in the World Hockey Association.

Jarrett was originally picked by the Alberta/Edmonton Oilers in the WHA General Player Draft but was soon dealt to the Cleveland Crusaders. He played his last four pro seasons in Ohio including a 40-goal performance in 1972-73 before retiring in 1976.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1959-60 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 48 24 28 52 12 4 1 3 4 14
1960-61 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 46 30 20 50 90
1960-61 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 1 0 0 0 0
1960-61 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1960-61 Rochester Americans AHL 6 0 0 0 2
1961-62 Toronto Marlboros OHA-Jr. 31 28 27 55 80 12 11 15 26 41
1961-62 Rochester Americans AHL 5 3 1 4 6
1962-63 Sudbury Wolves EPHL 21 13 14 27 14
1962-63 Rochester Americans AHL 47 6 22 28 19 2 1 3 4 0
1963-64 Denver Invaders WHL 64 22 35 57 37 6 2 0 2 6
1963-64 Rochester Americans AHL 5 0 1 1 0
1964-65 Tulsa Oilers CPHL 67 27 29 56 60 12 8 5 13 10
1965-66 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 71 24 26 50 30 3 1 0 1 4
1966-67 Detroit Red Wings NHL 4 0 0 0 0
1966-67 Pittsburgh Hornets AHL 68 29 42 71 28 9 6 3 9 11
1967-68 Detroit Red Wings NHL 68 18 21 39 20 +4
1968-69 Oakland Seals NHL 63 22 23 45 22 -8 7 2 1 3 4
1969-70 Oakland Seals NHL 75 12 19 31 31 -24 4 1 0 1 5
1970-71 California Seals NHL 75 15 19 34 40 -27
1971-72 California Golden Seals NHL 55 5 10 15 18 0
1972-73 Cleveland Crusaders WHA 77 40 38 78 79 9 8 3 11 19
1973-74 Cleveland Crusaders WHA 75 31 39 70 68 5 1 1 2 13
1974-75 Cleveland Crusaders WHA 77 17 24 41 70 5 0 1 1 0
1975-76 Cleveland Crusaders WHA 69 16 17 33 22 3 0 3 3 2
NHL Totals 341 72 92 164 131 11 3 1 4 9


OHA-Jr. First All-Star Team (1961)
WHA Second All-Star Team (1973)
Traded to Detroit by Toronto with Billy Harris and Andy Bathgate for Lowell MacDonald, Marcel Pronovost, Eddie Joyal, Larry Jeffrey and Aut Erickson, May 20, 1965. Traded to Oakland by Detroit with Doug Roberts, Howie Young and Chris Worthy for Bob Baun and Ron Harris, May 27, 1968. Selected by Alberta (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. WHA rights traded to Cleveland (WHA) by Alberta (WHA) for cash, August, 1972.