New Jersey Devils right winger Jaromir Jagr just keeps on ascending to new heights in the NHL record book: with a goal against Boston Monday, he’s now tied as the sixth-best goal-scorer in league history. And he’ll be 43 in February.
Jaromir Jagr is a freak of nature and one of the most incredible talents the NHL has ever seen, so it should come as no surprise he added another achievement to the long list he’s amassed over the course of his 21 years in the league. After his goal Monday against Boston, the 42-year-old New Jersey Devils right winger now sits tied as the sixth-greatest goal-scorer in NHL history.
Coming off the half-wall in New Jersey’s zone, Jagr picked up a pass from teammate Travis Zajac and fires a snapshot past Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask to score his third goal of the season – and, more importantly, his 708th career regular season goal. That puts him alongside Hockey Hall-of-Famer Mike Gartner for the No. 6 spot on the league’s list of all-time scorers:
Jagr’s next goal will move him into sole possession of sixth spot, and he’s got the opportunity to keep moving up the ladder this year: he’s nine goals behind icon Phil Esposito (717 goals) for fifth all-time and 23 goals behind fellow legend Marcel Dionne (731 goals) for fourth all-time.
And if 26 goals for a guy who’ll turn 43 in February sounds like a tall order, don’t forget – Jagr scored 24 for New Jersey last season.