Jaromir Jagr could also be simply days from celebrating his 51st birthday, however that is not stopping the previous NHL star from persevering with to make hockey historical past. On Sunday, Jagr scored his 1,099th profession objective to interrupt Wayne Gretzky’s mixed targets report in skilled video games and worldwide tournaments.
Jagr, who will flip 51 on Feb. 15, scored for the Kladno Knights in Sunday’s 5-4 loss in opposition to Trinec within the Czech Extraliga.
Jagr was capable of safe the puck behind the objective earlier than making his approach in entrance and sweeping it into the again of the online. The 50-year-old legend’s objective put Kladno forward 4-3 on the 4:32 mark of the third interval and was his second level of the competition. Jagr additionally assisted on a objective by former Montreal Canadiens ahead Tomas Plekanec, which tied the sport at 1-1 within the opening interval.
Gretzky had tallied 894 targets throughout his time within the NHL and WHA whereas additionally scoring 26 extra instances in worldwide tournaments through the years. He scored 17 targets on the Canada Cup, six on the world championships and three on the World Cup, in accordance with Hockey Canada.
Meanwhile, Jagr registered 844 common season and playoff targets throughout his 24 seasons within the NHL. He added 94 targets within the Kontinental Hockey League, 107 within the Czechoslovak and Czech leagues and 55 in worldwide tournaments, together with the Olympics, World Cups and world championships.
Following Sunday’s recreation, Jagr has tallied three targets and eight assists in 19 video games for Kladno on the season.
The two-time Stanley Cup champion has performed in no less than one recreation per 12 months for Kladno since final taking part in for the Calgary Flames in 2018. Shortly after his NHL profession ended, Jagr bought a majority stake in Kladno.
Jagr had deliberate to not play anymore coming into this season, however modified his thoughts when Kladno was at risk of getting their second consecutive recreation postponed earlier this season after sickness had unfold by means of the group’s locker room. The Knights had been down to simply 12 skaters and would’ve confronted self-discipline from the league if that they had one other recreation postponed again in December.
That’s when Jagr, suiteing up in opposition to HC Bílí Tygři Liberec. In a 7-3 loss, Jagr ended up recording a pair of assists in 15:10 of ice time.
During his legendary NHL profession, Jagr registered 1,921 factors (766 targets and 1,155 assists) in 1,733 video games as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Florida Panthers, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars and Flames.