Height: 6' 3", Weight: 240 pounds
Born: 2.15.72 Kladno, Czech Republic
|How he arrived: Signed as a free agent from the Boston Bruins, 7.23.13
How he left: Traded to the Florida Panthers for Panthers' 2nd round pick in the 2015 E.D. & a
conditional 3rd round pick in the 2016 E.D., 2.26.15
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
We all know Jagr's resume. Two-time Stanley Cup winner, multitime Art Ross winner, and former league MVP, as well
as being a staple for the Czech Republic in international play for the last 20-plus years.
Say what you will about his attitude back in the day, but he's dedicated to his craft, even now. You'll never see a harder
worker on the ice than Jagr. Which is good. I think these kids need a reminder about putting in an effort to raise their
game just to make it to the bigs.
I had compared his signing to that of Petr Sykora's of two years prior: at an older age, both are not great skaters
(Although Jagr never was to begin with.), but they still had the hands to make exceptional plays.
Jagr's role on the team diminished when Peter DeBoer was fired. When the subject came up, Jagr repeatedly stated that
the coach wasn't the problem with the team.
The trade to Florida shocked him in that even though he didn't have a no-trade clause, he wasn't consulted by Lou
Lamoriello for any input. He did, however, publicly conclude that the offer (the two draft picks) must have been one he
It's hard to argue against a player that has scored over 2000 points in his professional career. (1688 in the NHL at the
time of this writing, 184 in Russia, and 163 in the Czech Republic.)
|Entry Draft: 1990 First Round Pick (5th overall) by the