Will the living legend be forced to retire?

Was 2016-17 Jagr's last NHL season?

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Scoring 16 goals and collecting 46 points in an NHL season with an average team should usually get you a contract for the following season, except if you are Jaromir Jagr, and 45 years of age. 

We're now almost three weeks into free agency and not a single team has publicly shown interest for the legendary number 68, a future Hall of Famer, still capable of helping several NHL teams. 


The Florida Panthers thought Jagr could still contribute but did not make him an offer, Panthers GM Dale Tallon explained he made that decision because his team's "on-ice product needed a change in both style and makeup," and that his team's “core young guys need[ed] to take over."

Sure some NHL clubs are looking for younger and quicker players to lead them but having a player like Jagr on your power play wouldn't hurt any squad looking for some offensive punch, teams like the Montreal Canadiens and a few others. 

Other former All Star players like Jarome Iginla and Shane Doan are in Jagr's same situation.. waiting for the call, one that might never come.