Jaromir Jagr has taken the hockey world by storm all over again. In a throwback to the 90s, the ageless wonder has carried the Florida Panthers into playoff contention leading them in goals and points. The 44-year-old apparently takes exception to the sentiment that hockey has turned into a young man's game. Jagr has vaulted up the history books this season, making another all star team in the process. His incredible career has spanned 26 seasons in various leagues, playing for several teams. He has reached legendary status both on and off the ice. From busting onto the NHL scene with that famous mullet, to a greybeard old enough to be the dad of his teammates.
He has amassed stats and stories like nobody else in the NHL ever has. An incredible blend of power, speed, and skill on the ice, mentored by Magic Mario, and now a mentor himself. It's not magic that has kept Jagr going, it's an incredible work ethic. We were already incredibly lucky to see a player like Jagr in the 90s, to watch him keep it going into 2016 has been nothing short of spectacular. Here's what you need to know about one of the most interesting athletes of our generation
15 There Were 4 Players Drafted Ahead Of Jagr
14 Jagr Wears no.68 To Honor His Country And Grandfather
13 You can rearrange the letters in "Jaromir" to spell "Mario Jr"
12 Jagr Became The 4th Player To Score A Goal After Turning 44
11 Jagr Was A Wild Child
10 The Mullet & The Salute
9 He Had His Own Peanut Butter Brand
8 A Gold Medal Earned Jagr A Character In A Musical
7 Jagr Left The NHL For 3 Seasons
6 Not Even His Talent Matches Up To His Work Ethic
5 He's Dealt With Gambling Issues
4 The Florida Panthers Lead Jagr In Playoff Goals 94-78
3 Jagr Was Once Blackmailed
2 38% Of NHL Players Were Born After Jagr Made His Debut
1 Jagr Thinks He Can Play Until He's 50
Reporters thought he was joking when he first confessed to this thought, but it turns out it was one of the few times he sounded serious during the interview, discussing his plans for the future. He has already played for eight NHL teams, and is willing to play for any squad that will give him enough ice time to contribute to the team. Whether this is Jagr's last stand, or if there is still six more to go, it has been one hell of a ride. We salute you #68.
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