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Jaromir Jagr

Born:February 15, 1972Draft:1990 Penguins Fifth Overall
Hometown:Kladno, CzechoslovakiaPosition:RW
Known For:Second-most points
in NHL history
Shoots/Catches:Left
National Team:Czech Republic,
Czechoslovakia

Jaromír Jágr (born 15 February 1972) is a professional ice hockey right winger for, and the owner of, HC Kladno of the Czech Extraliga (ELH). He previously played in the NHL for the Pittsburgh PenguinsWashington CapitalsNew York RangersPhiladelphia FlyersDallas StarsBoston BruinsNew Jersey DevilsFlorida Panthers and Calgary Flames, serving as captain of the Penguins and the Rangers. After leaving the Rangers in 2008, he played three seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) with Avangard Omsk. He 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.

Jágr has the second-most points in NHL history, after Wayne Gretzky. He is the most productive European player who has ever played in the NHL and is considered one of the greatest professional hockey players of all time. In 1990, at age 18, he was the youngest player in the NHL. Until his transfer, at age 45, he was the oldest player in the NHL, and is the oldest player to record a hat-trick. In 2017, Jágr was named one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players in history.

Jágr was the fifth overall selection in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. He won consecutive Stanley Cups in the 1991 and 1992 seasons with the Penguins. Individually, he has won the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL scoring champion five times (four times in a row), the Lester B. Pearson Award for the NHL’s outstanding player as voted by the NHL Players’ Association (NHLPA) three times and the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league’s most valuable player once, while finishing second four times.

Jágr is a member of the Triple Gold Club, individuals who have played for teams that have won the Stanley Cup (1991, 1992), the Ice Hockey World Championships (2005, 2010) and the Olympic gold medal in ice hockey (1998). Jágr is one of only two Czech players (the other being Jiří Šlégr) in the Club, achieving this feat in 2005. Jágr was the Czech Republic’s flag bearer at the 2010 Winter Olympics. Jágr is also 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. Jágr has won the award more times than any other non-Canadian player. He is a member of the Czech Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.

Jaromir Jagr Pittsburgh Penguins
Jaromir Jagr, Pittsburgh Penguins, 1999 Quarter Finals of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. (Photo by Graig Abel/Getty Images)

Jaromir Jagr Statistics

Deeper Dive

Achievements

  • All-Time NHL Records
    • Most Career Game-Winning Goals (135)
    • Most Career Points by a Right Wing (1,902)
    • Most Career Assists by a Right Wing (1,142)
    • Most Single-Season Points by a Right Wing (149)
    • Most Single-Season Assists by a Right Wing (87)
    • Most Single-Season Points by a European-Born Player (149)
    • Most Single-Season Assists by a European-Born Player (87)
    • Most Career Goals by a European-Born Player (760)
    • Most Career Assists by a European-Born Player (1,142)
    • Most Career Points by a European-Born Player (1,902)
    • Most Career Game-Tying Goals by a European-Born Player (11, tied with Teemu Selanne)
    • Most Career Shots by a European-Born Player (5,554)
    • Most Career Playoff Game-Winning Goals by a European-Born Player (16)
    • Most Consecutive 30-Goal Seasons (15, including 48-game 1994-95 season; Shares with Mike Gartner)
    • Most Consecutive 70-Point Seasons (15, including 48-game 1994-95 season)
    • Longest Gap Between Stanley Cup Finals Appearances (21 years, 1992-2013)
    • Only Player to Play in Stanley Cup Finals as a Teenager and at Over 40 Years of Age
    • Oldest Player to Score a Hat Trick (42 years, 322 days)
    • Most Different Teams Played On By a 1,000-Point Scorer (9, tied with Paul Coffey)
    • Penguins Record for Points in a Season by a Right Wing (149)
    • Penguins Record for Assists in a Season by a Right Wing (87)
    • Penguins Record for Assists in a Season by a European-Born Player (87)
    • Penguins Record for Power-Play Goals in a Season by a European-Born Player (20)
    • Penguins Record for Game-Winning Goals in a Season (12)
    • Penguins Record for Shots On Goal in a Season (403)
    • Penguins Record for Career Points by a Right Wing (1,079)
    • Penguins Record for Career Points by a European-Born Player (1,079)
    • Penguins Record for Career Goals by a Right Wing (439)
    • Penguins Record for Career Goals by a European-Born Player (439)
    • Penguins Record for Career Assists by a Right Wing (640)
    • Penguins Record for Career Assists by a European-Born Player (640)
    • Penguins Record for Career Playoff Game-Winning Goals (14)
    • Penguins Record for Career Power-Play Goals by a Right Wing (110)
    • Penguins Record for Career Power-Play Goals by a European-Born Player (110)
    • Penguins Record for Career Short-Handed Goals by a European-Born Player (9)
    • Penguins Record for Career Overtime Goals (9)
    • Penguins Record for Career Game-Tying Goals (10)
    • Penguins Record for Career Shots On Goal by a Right Wing (2,911)
    • Penguins Record for Career Shots On Goal by a European-Born Player (2,911)
    • Penguins Record for Career Playoff Goals by a Right Wing (65)
    • Penguins Record for Career Playoff Goals by a European-Born Player (65)
    • Penguins Record for Career Playoff Points by a Right Wing (147)
    • Penguins Record for Career Playoff Points by a European-Born Player (147)
    • Penguins Record for Career Playoff Short-Handed Goals by a Right Wing (2, tied with Ed Olczyk)
    • Penguins Record for Career Playoff Short-Handed Goals by a European-Born Player (2)
    • Penguins Record for Career Playoff Overtime Goals (4)
    • Penguins Record for Career Playoff Shots on Goal (461)
    • Penguins Record for Career Playoff Power-Play Goals by a Right Wing (19)
    • Penguins Record for Career Playoff Power-Play Goals by a European-Born Player (19)
    • Rangers Record for Goals in a Single Season (54 in 2005-06)
    • Rangers Record for Points in a Single Season (123 in 2005-06)
    • Rangers Record for Power-Play Goals in a Single Season (24 in 2005-06)
    • Rangers Record for Shots on Goal in a Single season (368 in 2005-06)
    • Rangers Record for Game-Winning Goals in a Single Season (9 in 2005-06, tied with 2 others)
    • Rangers Record for Assists in a Single Season by a Right Wing (69 in 2005-06)
  • Additional Awards and Achievements
    • European Junior Championships Silver Medal — 1989
    • U20 WJC Bronze Medal — 1990
    • IIHF World Championships Bronze Medal — 1990
    • Olympic Gold Medal — 1998
    • World Cup of Hockey Bronze Medal — 2004
    • IIHF World Championships Gold Medal — 2005
    • Olympic Bronze Medal — 2006
    • IIHF World Championships Gold Medal — 2010
    • IIHF World Championships Bronze Medal — 2011
    • IIHF World Championships All-Star Team — 2004, 2005, 2011, 2015
    • IIHF World Championships Best Forward — 2011
    • IIHF World Championships MVP — 2015
    • IIHF All-Time Czech Team — 2020
    • Won Stanley Cup Twice — 1991, 1992
    • NHL All-Rookie Team — 1991
    • Selected to 13 All-Star Games — 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2016
    • Won Art Ross Trophy Five Times — 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
    • NHL First Team All-Star Seven Times — 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006
    • NHL Second Team All-Star — 1997
    • Won Hart Memorial Trophy — 1999
    • Won ESPY NHL Player of the Year — 2006
    • Won Lester B. Pearson Award Three Times — 1999, 2000, 2006
    • Won Czech Republic Medal of Merit — 2010
    • Won Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy — 2016
    • Third Most Goals in NHL History (766)
    • Led NHL in Assists Three Times — 1998, 1999, 2001

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