Last night Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr was credited with an assist on an Alexander Barkov goal during the first period of the Bruins-Panthers game. The assist was the 1,851st career point for Jagr and put him in sole possession of third place on the all-time career NHL point list.
Jagr passed NHL Hall of Famer Gordie Howe on the all-time points list and now trails only Wayne Gretzky (2,857) and Mark Messier (1,887) for most career points in NHL history.
This isn’t the first milestone Jagr has reached this season, his 22nd in the NHL. Back on December 20th, Jagr scored his 732nd career NHL goal, passing Marcel Dionne for fourth place on the all-time NHL goal list. In a February 4th game against the Red Wings, Jagr recorded his 1,100 career assist, becoming just the sixth player in NHL history to accomplish that milestone. A couple of weeks later, on February 20th, Jagr scored his 742nd career goal, passing Brett Hall for third place on the NHL all-time goal list. Jagr is 26 points behind Messier for second all-time on the NHL career points list.
Jagr is prominent in many NHL statistical categories. Jagr is currently first all-time in career overtime goals, first all-time in career game-winning goals, second all-time in career even strength goals, second all-time in career shots on goal, sixth all-time in career assists, tenth all-time in career games played, thirteenth all-time in career power play goals, and eighteenth all-time in career points per game.
Jagr was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins with the fifth overall pick in the 1990 NHL Draft. During his 22 NHL seasons, Jagr has played with the Penguins, Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Dallas Starts, Boston Bruins, New Jersey Devils, and Florida Panthers. Jagr was absent from the NHL from 2008-2011, as he spent those three seasons playing for the Avangard Omsk of the KHL. Jagr won two Stanley Cups with the Penguins in 1991 and 1992.
In 63 games this season, Jagr has scored 21 goals and 28 assists to lead the Panthers with a total of 49 points. Jagr will become an unrestricted free agent after this season.
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