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NHL legend Jagomir Jagr leaves NHL

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Hockey Legend, who most recently played for the Calgary Flames, Jagomir Jagr, has come to the end of his NHL career. Jagr was in the NHL for 24 seasons. He was waived by the Flames and will go play for the team that he owns in Kladno, Czech Republic. Jagr, 45, has several titles that he will be remembered for in addition to his long career.

NHL History

Jagr scored 1,921 points during his career at the NHL. He is second to Wayne Gretzky’s 2,857. He is third in total goals during his career, with 766. Gretzky had 894, and Gordie Howe had 801. Additionally, he has 5 scoring titles, and won 2 Stanley Cup championships. Most importantly, he finishes his career having played 1,733 games. This leaves him third in total games played behind Howe with 1,767 and Mark Messier with 1,756.

Best Years

Jagr‘s best years were from 1990-2008. During this time he played for the New York Rangers, Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins. It was during this time period where he won all his titles and awards. Additionally, it was also where he compiled a majority of his points and goals.

Round Two

Jagr left the NHL in 2008 to spend three seasons to be in the KHL (Kontinental Hockey League). Prior to joining the Calgary Flames during this second run in the NHL, he bounced between several teams. He was a part of the Philadelphia Flyers, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins, New Jersey Devils and Florida Panthers. Jagr ended up being a part of six teams in seven seasons. 

Hall of Fame?

Despite leaving the NHL so abruptly, Jagr will always be remembered as a legend. In addition to his points, he has an undying love for hockey. Many people can attest to the fact that he would spend hours at night skating, and working out with weighted vests. He continuously wanted to get better, even though he will go down as one of the greatest.