80 Facts About Jaromir Jagr


Jaromir Jagr is a Czech professional ice hockey right winger for and the owner of Rytiri Kladno of the Czech Extraliga.

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Jaromir Jagr previously played in the National Hockey League for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins, New Jersey Devils, Florida Panthers and Calgary Flames, serving as captain of the Penguins and the Rangers, between 1990 and 2018.

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Jaromir Jagr returned to the NHL in 2011 with the Flyers and remained in the league for seven more years before being assigned by the Flames in 2018 to HC Kladno.

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Jaromir Jagr is the most productive European player who has ever played in the NHL and is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time.

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Jaromir Jagr has the second-most points in NHL history, after Wayne Gretzky.

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In 2017, Jaromir Jagr was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players in history.

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Jaromir Jagr was the fifth overall selection in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.

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Jaromir Jagr won consecutive Stanley Cups in the 1991 and 1992 seasons with the Penguins.

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Jaromir Jagr is a member of the Triple Gold Club, individuals who have played for teams that have won the Stanley Cup, the Ice Hockey World Championships and the Olympic gold medal in ice hockey.

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Jaromir Jagr is one of only two Czech players in the Club, achieving this feat in 2005.

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Jaromir Jagr was the Czech Republic's flag bearer at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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Jaromir Jagr is one of only three players from 1981 to 2001 to win the Art Ross Trophy as the leading point-scorer during the regular season; the others are Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux.

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Jaromir Jagr has won the award more times than any other non-Canadian player.

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Jaromir Jagr is a member of the Czech Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Jaromir Jagr began skating at age three, and he immediately showed exceptional abilities.

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Jaromir Jagr was the first Czechoslovak player to be drafted by the NHL without first having to defect to the West; his selection in the NHL draft came as the Iron Curtain was falling.

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Jaromir Jagr was a supporting player with the powerhouse Penguins that won back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1991 and 1992.

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Jaromir Jagr was one of the youngest players in NHL history, at age 20, to score a goal in the Stanley Cup Finals.

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The next year, Jaromir Jagr set a record for most points, 149, by a European-born player.

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On 30 December 1999, against the New York Islanders, Jaromir Jagr scored three goals and four assists for a career-high seven-point night.

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In 806 games with Pittsburgh, Jaromir Jagr became only the second player to score 1,000 points as a Penguin.

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Jaromir Jagr sits second behind Lemieux in career goals in franchise history and third in games played, assists and points, having since been surpassed by Sidney Crosby.

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However, Jaromir Jagr did not live up to expectations in Washington, as the Capitals failed to defend their division title and missed the 2002 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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Jaromir Jagr led the Czech Republic to gold at the 2005 World Hockey Championships in Austria and was elected a tournament all-star in the process.

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Jaromir Jagr became a member of hockey's prestigious Triple Gold Club, players who have won a Stanley Cup, a World Hockey Championship and an Olympic gold medal.

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Jaromir Jagr disagreed and promised the team would surprise a lot of people and make the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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Jaromir Jagr started strong during the beginning of the 2005 season and the return from the lockout of the NHL.

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Jaromir Jagr became only the fourth player in NHL history to score ten or more goals in less than ten games at the start of a season.

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Jaromir Jagr scored his 1,400th point on a power-play goal against the Philadelphia Flyers on 2 March 2006, pushing him past Jari Kurri into second place all-time among European-born players.

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Jaromir Jagr later passed Stan Mikita to become the all-time leader.

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On 18 March 2006, against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Jaromir Jagr became only the sixth Rangers player in team history to break the 100-point barrier, and became the only Ranger right winger to score 100 points in a season.

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On 27 March 2006, against the Buffalo Sabres, Jaromir Jagr had a goal and an assist, which tied both the Rangers' single-season goal record of 52 and the Rangers' single-season points record of 109.

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Jaromir Jagr finished with 123 points, 54 goals and 24 power-play goals, second in the NHL in all three categories.

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Jaromir Jagr finished third in the NHL in both assists and plus-minus.

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Jaromir Jagr had surgery on the shoulder after the Rangers were eliminated from the playoffs.

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Jaromir Jagr then proceeded to score a goal on his first shift in the game, just under 30 seconds into the new season.

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Jaromir Jagr scored his 600th career NHL goal on 19 November 2006 against Tampa Bay goaltender Johan Holmqvist, making him the 16th player in NHL history to do so.

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On 10 February 2007, against Washington, Jaromir Jagr earned an assist on a goal by Michal Rozsival to record his 1,500th career point.

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Jaromir Jagr is only the 12th NHLer to reach this mark, and the fourth-fastest player to do so after Marcel Dionne, Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky.

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Sather admitted that the two sides never engaged in detailed negotiations for a new contract, and that after many months of speculation, Jaromir Jagr was "seriously considering" going to Russia to finish his career, despite offers from other NHL teams.

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Jaromir Jagr expressed a desire to possibly finish out his career at his father's club, HC Kladno.

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Jaromir Jagr, who claimed to have lost 15 pounds since his last NHL season, and who was "practicing a lot harder than [he] ever did in [his] life", stated that he would be interested in joining the Edmonton Oilers because of the interest they showed in July 2008.

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On 1 July 2011, Jaromir Jagr returned to the NHL, but rather than signing with his original NHL team in Pittsburgh, he signed a one-year, $3.

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Jaromir Jagr scored his only goal of the 2012 playoffs during Philadelphia's series against Pittsburgh.

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On 3 July 2012, Jaromir Jagr signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Stars reportedly worth $4.

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Jaromir Jagr said during a conference call two days later that the Montreal Canadiens had been his first choice as a free agent.

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Jaromir Jagr reached the 1,000-assist mark on 29 March 2013 in a game against the Minnesota Wild, becoming just the 12th player to do so and the first non-Canadian NHLer to reach the milestone.

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On 2 April 2013, Jaromir Jagr was traded to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Lane MacDermid, Cody Payne and a conditional third-round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

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When Jaromir Jagr played in the first game of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals, he set a new record for the longest gap between Finals appearances at 21 years, surpassing the previous record of 19 years, which was established by Gary Roberts in 2008; coincidentally, both instances involved someone with the Penguins at one end of those streaks.

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On 21 November 2013, Jaromir Jagr tied Gordie Howe's record of game-winning goals with 121, with his 690th goal, which tied him in ninth place for all-time goal-scoring leaders.

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Jaromir Jagr scored two points in his final game of the season, surpassing Gordie Howe for eighth place on the NHL's all-time list for career assists and tying Steve Yzerman for sixth on the all-time points list at 1,755.

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Jaromir Jagr became the joint sixth-highest scorer in NHL history in November 2014 after scoring his 708th NHL goal for the Devils against Boston.

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On 3 January 2015, in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Jaromir Jagr became the oldest player in NHL history to score a hat-trick at 42 years and 322 days.

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On 26 February 2015, Jaromir Jagr was traded to the Florida Panthers in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and a third-round pick in 2016.

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Jaromir Jagr then scored his 800th NHL goal later in the third period.

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On 4 February 2016, Jaromir Jagr became the sixth player in NHL history to record 1,100 career assists.

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On 20 October 2016, Jaromir Jagr became the third player in NHL history to score 750 goals.

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In 2017 on Twitter, as a free agent, Jaromir Jagr tweeted: "FA 1994 - all GMs called, FA 2017- 0 calls" accompanied by a trophy emoji and a smiley emoji, as well as pictures taken in 1994 and 2017.

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On 14 January 2018, Jaromir Jagr was placed on the injured reserve, retroactive to 31 December 2017, while the Flames called up Ryan Lomberg from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Stockton Heat, in his place.

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On 3 February 2018, Jaromir Jagr played his first game for his hometown team, and his first game since 31 December 2017, playing nearly 20 minutes and recording three assists.

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Sports Illustrated reported that Jaromir Jagr agreed to make monthly payments to Caesar to settle the debt, and Caesar leaked the story to the press when Jaromir Jagr stopped making payments.

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Only a few months before, Jaromir Jagr had settled a $350,000 claim for taxes dating to 1999.

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In May 2022, Jaromir Jagr was a part of a traffic incident when his Kia collided with a tram.

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Jaromir Jagr's father, named Jaromir Jagr, owns a chain of hotels and serves as president of HC Kladno.

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Jaromir Jagr wears the number 68, which he has worn through his entire career, in honour of the Prague Spring that occurred in Czechoslovakia in 1968 and his grandfather, who died while in prison that same year, and had earlier been imprisoned for opposing the collectivization of his farm in the post-war Communist takeover of Czechoslovakia.

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Jaromir Jagr has been a long-time supporter of the liberal conservative Civic Democratic Party, stating in 2004 that he "had always" voted for the party.

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On 26 May 2010, Jaromir Jagr announced that he was backing the Civic Democrats and its leader Petr Necas.

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Jaromir Jagr is an Orthodox Christian; he was baptized in 2001 by Prague's metropolitan.

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Jaromir Jagr began to speak more publicly about his faith during his three-year stint in Russia, a historically Orthodox nation.

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Usually, the club would travel once or twice a year to see him play in person, but after Jaromir Jagr signed with the Flames, they announced that they would be a more regular fixture at games.

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Czech fans' expectations were high as Jaromir Jagr was an NHL star, but before the team was able to integrate him into the team, the Czechs lost their quarterfinal game and were eliminated from tournament.

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Jaromir Jagr did not play in the 1996,1999,2000 nor 2001 World Championships in which the Czech Republic won the gold medals.

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Jaromir Jagr was a member of the team at the 2004 World Championship in Prague, where the expectations were high.

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Jaromir Jagr was injured after a hit from Finland's Jarkko Ruutu, requiring stitches to his eyebrow.

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However, the injury was not as serious as first anticipated, and Jaromir Jagr was able to play in the following games, though he was unable to finish the bronze medal game due to muscle injury.

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In 2010, Jaromir Jagr was his nation's flag bearer at the 2010 Winter Olympics, but in the men's ice hockey tournament, the Czechs finished a disappointing seventh after a defeat in the quarterfinals to Finland.

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Jaromir Jagr again represented his country at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, scoring two goals and one assist in five games as the Czech Republic again lost in the quarterfinals.

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However, Jaromir Jagr stepped back from his decision after being called up to the Czech team for the 2015 IIHF World Championship in Prague and Ostrava, making the team's roster.

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Jaromir Jagr is second in NHL career regular season points and is sixth in career playoff points.

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Jaromir Jagr is amongst the career leaders in several other major NHL regular season statistical categories: goals, assists, games played, overtime goals, game-winning goals, even-strength goals, power-play goals, points per game and shots on goal.

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