Friday, March 27, 2015
Jaromir Jagr is finding ways to score on the Florida Panthers. On March 19th, Jagr scored his 718th career goal against Detroit to move him past Phil Esposito and fifth on the all-time goal scoring list. Jagr speaks highly of his new teammates, "I’m telling you, this team has a lot of talent, and if we don’t make the playoffs this year, watch out. In a couple of years, this team will be a big surprise to a lot of teams."
Young Panthers, Brandon Pirri and Jimmy Hayes, draw all kinds of hockey positives from the 43 year old. Jagr played three years before Jonathan Huberdeau was born, and 452 NHL games before rookie Aaron Ekblad was born.
Jagr has two goals in 11 games as a Panther and he is still producing in the NHL. When asked if he has any more hockey years left in him, Jagr smiled and said, "I think I’ve got seven more years left in me."