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Jaromir Jagr said that he wants to play in the NHL as long as someone still wants him.
Jagr will turn 42 in mid-February but is still performing at a pace that you would expect of a player in his mid-twenties. He has 11 goals and 24 points in 31 games this season with a plus-nine rating. Jagr has 692 career goals and 1712 career points, numbers that would be significantly better had he decided to remain in the NHL rather than play three seasons in the KHL five years ago.
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Devils coach Pete DeBoer is worried that he's been overusing Jaromir Jagr.
Jagr is averaging 18:43 minutes per game, but he's also logged over 22 minutes in each of his last two contests. He's 42 years old, but DeBoer insists his concerns aren't related to Jagr's age. "I look at the fact that this is an Olympic year, he's probably a guy that's going to go to the Olympics, we're in a condensed schedule," DeBoer said. "The minutes have just been a little bit high, that's all. He's earned them and he's been key in getting some of the of wins in some of those games, but for me the bigger issues is I shouldn't have to play him that much." We doubt Jagr's playing time will decrease enough to meaningfully impact his fantasy value.
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With his goal against the Carolina Hurricanes Friday, Jaromir Jagr of the New Jersey Devils tied Steve Yzerman for eighth place on the NHL's all-time scoring list.
And the 41-year-old star of the New Jersey Devils says he never would be enjoying such lofty status were it not for Ron Francis, his former linemate with Pittsburgh and now the Carolina Hurricanes' vice-president of hockey operations. "People think a lot about us playing on a line with Mario (Lemieux) and I never did. I was playing with Ron Francis," Jagr said. "I was playing with Mario on the power play, but five on five Ronnie Francis was my center for seven, eight years. He probably assisted on most of the goals I scored. The thing is, he gave me the extra confidence. Sometimes you go into a game and you have to score goals and you don't feel right. But I had him. So I never felt I wasn't going to score. Even if I didn't feel well I knew if I played bad he can make me look good."
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Jaromir Jagr racked up a goal and two assists in the Devils' win over Carolina on Friday evening.
Jagr evens his goals and assists total, making it 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points in 26 games this season. Not too shabby for a 41 year old. Jagr also tied Steve Yzerman for eighth place on the all-time goals list.
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Ahead of the Devils' game against Carolina, Jaromir Jagr took the time to thank Ron Francis for a fair amount of his early success.
"People think a lot about us playing on a line with Mario (Lemieux) and I never did. I was playing with Ron Francis," Jagr said of his time with Pittsburgh. "I was playing with Mario on the power play, but five on five Ronnie Francis was my center for seven, eight years. He probably assisted on most of the goals I scored." Francis eventually joined the Hurricanes and served as the team's captain until he retired in 2004. Jagr recently surpassed Lemieux in the all-time goals chart and needs just one more marker to tie Steve Yzerman for eighth place.
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Jaromir Jagr's goal on Wednesday put him in sole possession of ninth place in the NHL's all-time goal scoring list.
With that, Jagr has surpassed his former teammate Mario Lemieux. Jagr now has 691 career goals, just one shy of Steve Yzerman and three away from Mark Messier. Instead of talking about besting Lemieux's total, Jagr chose to discuss the scoring chance he couldn't capitalize on. The 41-year-old has 10 goals and 19 points in 25 games this season.
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Jaromir Jagr registered his 10th goal of the season in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to Carolina.
The ageless wonder has been an excellent addition for the goal-starved Devils with 19 points in 25 games, good for the team lead in scoring. Travis Zajac and Andy Greene also scored for New Jersey in the losing effort.
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After games, Jaromir Jagr likes to hop on the stationary bike.
"I have to make myself tired," the 41-year-old future Hall of Famer explained. "I'm a freak." Well, it's sort of true. Entering tonight's game in San Jose, Jagr leads the Devils with nine goals and 18 points. With three game-winning goals, he's one off the league lead. And, at 41, Jagr is the second-oldest player in the NHL (behind Anaheim's 43-year-old wonder, Teemu Selanne). Said Devils coach Pete DeBoer of Jagr: "It's amazing what he's doing at his age."
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Jaromir Jagr tied Mario Lemieux for ninth on the all-time goal-scoring list with an overtime winner that gave the New Jersey Devils an improbable 2-1 victory against the Los Angeles Kings.
Jagr's 690th career goal came when he took a pass from Marek Zidlicky and toe-dragged the puck past goalie Ben Scrivens at 2:30 of overtime to pull even with Lemieux. The goal was also Jagr's 18th in overtime, extending his own NHL record, and his team-high ninth of the season. Jagr also tied Gordie Howe for first on the all-time game-winning goals list with No. 121. Jagr also has nine assists in 22 games this season. Ryan Carter scored the other goal for the Devils.
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Jaromir Jagr scored the game-tying goal with just over a minute left in regulation in the Devils' 4-3 overtime win Wednesday.
Jagr has recorded a point in four of his last five games. Even at the age of 41, Jagr is one of the most effective players in the league. He has eight goals and 17 points in 21 contests this season.