Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Wes Jarvis
Centre Wes Jarvis was a solid playmaker and checker who was chiefly a part-time NHL player for nearly a decade. He was a prolific scorer in junior and the minor leagues but was reduced to the role player designation on the big leagues. Jarvis was a solid defensive player, a trait he shared with his better-known cousin, Doug.

The Toronto native was an offensive star with the Weston Dodgers of the MTHL before moving on to the OHA with the Sudbury Wolves and Windsor Spitfires. After scoring 101 points in 1977-78, he was chosen 213th overall by the Washington Capitals in the Amateur Draft. In 1978-79, he recorded 109 points for the IHL's Port Huron Flags, was chosen to the league's second all-star team, and won the Garry F. Longman Memorial trophy as the top rookie in the "I".

Beginning in 1979-80, he was a semi-regular with Washington while also suiting up for the AHL's Hershey Bears. Washington coach Gary Green was high on Jarvis' defensive improvement and often sent him out to kill penalties. He was traded to the Minnesota North Stars in August 1982. Jarvis played only three games in Minnesota but led the CHL with 108 points while playing for the Birmingham South Stars in 1982-83. Following the season, Jarvis was voted on to the CHL first all-star team.

Jarvis signed as a free agent with the L.A. Kings and played 61 games in 1983-84 before moving to the Toronto Maple Leafs organization. He was chiefly a farmhand for Toronto but put up impressive numbers with the team's AHL affiliates in St. Catharines and Newmarket. He did see action in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the only time in his career in 1987. His best performance in the minors during this period came in 1985-86 when he recorded 96 points, including 60 assists, and was named the Saints' winner of the Molson Cup. Jarvis retired in 1990 after playing 237 fairly anonymous games in the NHL.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1974-75 Weston Dodgers ON-Jr.A 38 20 27 47 18
1975-76 Sudbury Wolves OMJHL 64 26 48 74 22 17 9 28 37 4
1976-77 Sudbury Wolves OMJHL 65 36 60 96 24 6 3 2 5 7
1977-78 Sudbury Wolves OMJHL 21 7 16 23 16
1977-78 Windsor Spitfires OMJHL 44 27 51 78 37 6 0 2 2 0
1978-79 Port Huron Flags IHL 73 44 65 109 39 7 4 4 8 2
1979-80 Washington Capitals NHL 63 11 15 26 8 -3
1979-80 Hershey Bears AHL 16 6 14 20 4
1980-81 Washington Capitals NHL 55 9 14 23 30 -9
1980-81 Hershey Bears AHL 24 15 25 40 39 10 3 13 16 2
1981-82 Washington Capitals NHL 26 1 12 13 18 +5
1981-82 Hershey Bears AHL 56 31 61 92 44 5 3 4 7 4
1982-83 Minnesota North Stars NHL 3 0 0 0 2 -2
1982-83 Birmingham South Stars CHL 75 40 68 108 36 13 8 8 16 4
1983-84 Los Angeles Kings NHL 61 9 13 22 36 -7
1984-85 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 26 0 1 1 2 -6
1984-85 St. Catharines Saints AHL 52 29 44 73 22
1985-86 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 1 0 1 2 -1
1985-86 St. Catharines Saints AHL 74 36 60 96 38 13 5 8 13 12
1986-87 Newmarket Saints AHL 70 28 50 78 32
1986-87 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 2 0 0 0 2
1987-88 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1987-88 Newmarket Saints AHL 79 25 59 84 48
1988-89 Newmarket Saints AHL 52 22 31 53 38 5 2 4 6 4
1989-90 Newmarket Saints AHL 36 13 22 35 18
NHL Totals 237 31 55 86 98 2 0 0 0 2


IHL Second All-Star Team (1979)
Garry F. Longman Memorial Trophy (IHL - Top Rookie) (1979)
CHL First All-Star Team (1983)
Traded to Minnesota by Washington with Rollie Boutin for Robbie Moore and Minnesota's 11th round choice (Anders Huss) in 1983 Entry Draft, August 4, 1982. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, August 10, 1983. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, October 2, 1984.