Today in Hockey History: New York Rangers Jaromir Jagr Gets Goal 600

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Normally we’d be in the midst of starting up another hockey season now, but we’re in a different world. Last Word on Hockey is still going to look back at each date’s historical significance to the game. We’ll remember the moments that shaped the sport of hockey that happened on this day. Here’s our look at this date in hockey history for November 19th, featuring Jaromir Jagr.

Today in Hockey History

Jaromir Jagr Scores 600th Goal

2006: The New York Rangers forward gets the milestone goal in a 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. He doesn’t waste any time getting 600 as he scores 1:43 into the game. His shot beats Tampa Bay goalie Johan Holmqvist to get number 600.

NHL free agent frenzy

He finished his NHL career with 766 goals and 1,155 points. However, he was still going strong with the HC Kladno of the Czech Extraliga. Jagr scored 15 goals in the 2019-20 season for the team he owns.

Other Notable Events

1929: Defencemen ruled the day as two defenders scored four goals each for the only time in league history. John McKinnon of the Pittsburgh Pirates scores four times in a 10-5 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Hap Day scores four of his seven goals for the season for the Leafs.

1932: Ottawa Senators goalie Alec Connell is the first to 70 career shutouts. He reaches the mark in a 2-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings. The 1958 Hockey Hall of Famer finishes with 81 career shutouts.

1983: The Edmonton Oilers roll thanks the eight points from Wayne Gretzky and five goals from Jari Kurri. Willy Lindstrom adds three goals in a 13-4 drubbing of the New Jersey Devils.

Referee Bruce Hood is the first officiate 1,000 career games. Hood oversees a 5-4 Toronto victory over Detroit in his final season in the league.

1984: Los Angeles Kings great Marcel Dionne gets his 28th and final hat trick of his career. He leads Los Angeles to a 5-4 win over the Calgary Flames en route to 1,400 career points.

1991: Mark Messier gets his first hat trick as a member of the New York Rangers. The last goal gives him 400 for his career in a 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks.

1997: The Pittsburgh Penguins retire the No. 66 sweater of Mario Lemieux. He would return in Dec. 2000 after three-plus years away.

1998: Mike Keenan is the sixth coach to 500 career wins in Vancouver’s 5-0 win over the Colorado Avalanche.

2016: Edmonton’s Connor McDavid gets his first career hat trick in a 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars.

Happy Birthday to You

1900: Bunny Ahearne

1944: Dennis Hull

1954: Rejean Lemelin

1961: Grant Ledyard

1971: Dmitry Yushkevich

1976: Petr Sykora

1988: Patrick Kane

1990: John Moore

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