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Flyers' Yandle sets 'iron man' mark with record 965th consecutive game playedPhiladelphia Flyers defenceman Keith Yandle has broken the NHL record by playing in his 965th consecutive game.

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Doug Jarvis previously held record at 964 games

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Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Keith Yandle broke the NHL record on Tuesday night by playing in his 965th consecutive game.

The 35-year-old Yandle passed the previous mark set by Doug Jarvis, who played 964 straight games over his entire career from Oct. 8, 1975, to Oct. 10, 1987.

Yandle started his streak March 26, 2009, with Phoenix, and he has played 1,075 games overall with the Coyotes, New York Rangers, Florida Panthers and Flyers.

The three-time All-Star is in his first season with the Flyers and was on the ice for the opening face-off against the New York Islanders. Yandle was paired with Ivan Provorov to start the game. He played 18 shifts for 11:58 of ice time as the Flyers fell 4-3 to the Islanders in New York.

"I don't think it has really sunk in," Yandle said. "I'm grateful to play one game in this league, the best league in the world, surrounded by the best players. To be a part of the NHL and the NHL family for the last 16 years is more than a dream come true."

WATCH | Yandle breaks Jarvis' record of consecutive games played:

Keith Yandle passes Doug Jarvis by playing in record 965th straight NHL game

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