It could be easy to overlook Seth Jarvis’s numbers at mid-season. They are certainly not stellar, but terrible they are not.
From Jarvis’s play during last season’s playoff run alone, you could expect more. Much has already been said about Jarvis working through a sophomore year, and improving his game. In only his second year in the NHL, that work already appears to be paying off. Seth Jarvis already is on track at the mid-season mark to surpass his freshman year’s marks in all the right places as his game continues to improve.
Out of the gate, while the rest of the Carolina Hurricanes were playing hot, Seth Jarvis was taking his time and settling into his season more slowly. He stretched 3 points over all 9 games. Hardly what many Canes fans expected from Jarvis who finished the 2021-22 with 6 points in the play-offs, and 40 in the regular season.
Still, he was piecing together quality shifts, but struggled with some passing issues.
November, however, was Jarvis’s turn to in the saddle. Unlike the rest of the Carolina Hurricanes, Seth Jarvis loaded up during the month of November. He scored 2, helped with 5 more, and finishing the month on a +4 note. Those numbers are almost reversed from the 2021-22 season that saw Jarvis throw 4 in the net with 2 assists. He also finished last November +4, proving a quick start might not be Seth Jarvis’s M.O.
During the fabulous month that was Carolina’s December, Jarvis seemed to start thinking about finding a stride along with the rest of the team. He contributed 2 lamp lighters, and 7 apples. Nothing to turn your nose up on. Still there were several dry spurts that left us asking “Where is Seth Jarvis?”
December did see Jarvis’s only 2 penalties of the season up to that point. He was hit with one during the Islanders game on the 10th, and the Star’s game on the 17th. Otherwise, he has been playing penalty free hockey, which is always a bonus for a young player. More time on ice, means more chances to help the team, and a young player playing smart.
Early January was very cold, and seemed to erase all the progress Jarvis made during December. In the month’s first three games no one saw much of anything from #24. 0 for the three games is hardly what you want from a young guy hustling every night like Jarvis is known to do. Then Carolina matched up with the Columbus Blue Jackets twice in a 7 day span. And Seth Jarvis showed up for both. With 1 celly and 4 quality shots in the first game, and a horn blower and helper in the second, Jarvis made sure the Blue Jacket fans said his name. PNC announcer H. Wade Mentor also got to call the kid on January 19th against the Minnesota Wild in Raleigh. Jarvis tallied and big time assist to Martin Necas in the 3rd period.
It seems as though there are pieces of Jarvis’s game falling into place so at mid season, Seth Jarvis is a health B.