Jaromir Jagr : there doesn’t seem to be enough words to describe the talented, hard-working hockey legend that left the National Hockey League back in 2018 after a tough year with the Calgary Flames.
But at 48 years old, Jagr is not done. He proved it to many fans on Thursday as hockey reporter Andrew Zadarnowski revealed that the legendary forward is now entering his 33rd season on the ice, reportedly joining Sparta Prague of the Czech Extraliga, while also moonlighting with his Kladno Knights in the Czech First League.
The guy is unstoppable.
Last season, he put up 15 goals and a total of 29 points in 38 games with the Knights, who were relegated from the Extraliga.
You simply cannot say that the guy is just lucky. He works hard to remain in great shape, despite being 48 years old, and loves the game more than anyone out there.
When he returned to the NHL back in 2012 and joined the Dallas Stars, fans were given a second chance to see Jagr play hard and tally some amazing goals, and we have to admit we’d love to see what he could do, maybe on a fourth line, with a Cup contender.
But we know, we have to admit that, while he still refuses to hang up the skates in Europe, his time in the NHL is over. In a total of 1733 contests, he recorded 766 goals and 1921 points, winning consecutive Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and 1992.
We have nothing but respect for the man, wherever he plays in the world!