Jagr Moves To 3rd All-time In Points
On Monday night, 44-year-old Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr moved into third all-time in points in NHL history as he passed the legendary Gordie Howe with 1,851 points on an assist to Aleksander barkov in the first period of their 5-4 loss to the Boston Bruins.
Jagr, the elder statesman of the Panthers; a very young team, leads Florida in points scored this season with 49, 21 of them goals which also leads the team. He is now 36 points behind the great Mark Messier for second on the all-time list (1,887) and the illustrious Wayne Gretzky with a whopping 2,857 points; a record that seems nearly unreachable. Jagr, a former New York Ranger, will most likely pass Messier next season even at 45-years-old as his skill has yet to diminish at all.
Jagr also played in his 1,613th NHL game, passing Ray Bourque for ninth place on the all-time list.