In case you missed it: former longtime Pittsburgh Penguin Jaromir Jagr assisted on the Florida Panthers’ lone goal in their latest game. It was the 1,888th point of his career, making him second all-time in the NHL in points.
It’s been a truly amazing career for the 44-year-old, and the Penguins brought up a pretty good point of their own.
439 Goals— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) December 23, 2016
5 Scoring Titles
...And that's just with us.
Congratulations on second place on the all-time points list, @68Jagr! pic.twitter.com/KRaJHucSnR
While Jagr has bounced around the NHL some, especially since his return from the KHL, it’s impossible to discount his time as a Penguin. Roughly 57% of those points came with Pittsburgh, after all! And franchise-wise, he’s second only to Mario Lemieux in stats like games played, goals, assists, points, and shots, while even leading the franchise record for game-winning goals with 78.
So here’s to an amazing career that’s not yet over - and here’s especially to remembering where it all began, when the Penguins drafted him fifth overall all the way back in 1990.
What a run he’s still going on. Who saw this coming?