A look at Jagr’s milestones, contemporaries and more
Jaromir Jagr made history last week, becoming the third player in NHL history – joining Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe – to hit the 750 goal mark.
That’s the first milestone he’s hit this season – and there are a few more on the horizon – to add to a long list of notable statistical marks he hit last season with the Panthers. But the question remains; how high can Jagr climb on the charts?
Rolling Stone’s Dustin Luke Nelson took a look at Jagr’s potential milestones, and his place in NHL history. It’s an interesting look at the context behind the numbers, and how Jagr’s accomplishments stack up to other ageless wonders in the sport.
“At this point in his career, he’s damn near breaking a new record every time he steps on the ice. Last year’s 27 goals and 66 points are great for any player, but it’s the most goals ever scored by someone 42 or older. Only 10 players have even played an NHL game beyond age 43, and if Jagr straps up after his 45th birthday, it’s just him, Gordie Howe and Chris Chelios, two players he’ll no doubt join in the Hockey Hall of Fame if and when he decides to finally retire.”