We move from a Stanley Cup Champion to someone that is still playing hockey today. At the young age of 51, Jaromir Jagr is still actively playing back home in his native Czech Republic. If that is not mind-blowing enough, this guy won the 1991 and 1992 Stanley Cups as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins over 30 years ago. This guy’s career started before Connor McDavid was born.
Jagr’s 24-year NHL Career had a brief spell in which he went back to play in the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia or the KHL. This man took time out of his career to go and prove in Europe that he is among the best that have ever played the game and still has the NHL-caliber career he does today. It is beyond nuts to think about Jaromir Jagr’s sporting achievements.
In his 1733-game career, Jagr tallied 766 and 1155 assists for 1921 points. That is second all-time for those wondering. Yes, Jaromir Jagr has more career points than Mark Messier. Only one man to ever take to the ice in an NHL game has more points than the Czechoslovakian-born winger. Yes, Jagr is so old he was born in Czechoslovakia before the country separated into the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Jagr is a 5 time Art Ross winner as the number one point producer in the NHL. He won four consecutive Art Ross Trophies from 1997-98 to 2000-01. He also won it in 1994-95 and was a perennial all-star. He also won three Ted Lindsey awards as league MVP, including back-to-back Ted Lindeys in 1998-99 and 1999-00. He won it again in 2005-06. There are no words to describe how dominant Jaromir Jagr was in the late 90s.