According to reports, 44-year old Jaromir Jagr has signed a one-year contract extension to remain with the Florida Panthers for the 2016-17 season. The new deal is worth $4 million base salary with a possible $1.5 million games played bonus. George Richards of the Miami Herald first reported the news.
— George Richards (@GeorgeRichards) May 5, 2016
Jagr, who will turn 45-years old during the season, will be playing his 26th year in the NHL. He was originally traded to the Panthers in Feb. 2015 from New Jersey prior to re-signing in Florida for last season.
Jagr played 79 games during the 2015-16 campaign, tallying 27 goals and 66 total points. He also added two assists in six postseason games in Florida’s first-round matchup against the New York Islanders.
Throughout his NHL career, Jagr has played 1629 games, racking up 749 goals and 1,868 total points. He’s currently ranked third all-time in points, trailing Mark Messier (1,887) and Wayne Gretzky (2,857).
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