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Is Jagr Set to Return to the Penguins?

Published August 10, 2023 at 9:51

For many NHL fans who remember Jaromir Jagr, his classic mullet look while hoisting the Stanley Cup alongside his friends Mario Lemieux and Ron Francis, it's evident that this player is truly special. His career began in 1990 and concluded in 2018 with the Calgary Flames.

Jagr was a scoring machine known for his consistency, constantly posing a threat on the ice against his opponents. His substantial frame, standing at 6 feet 3 inches and weighing 230 pounds, often gave other players trouble.

Following the end of his NHL career, Jagr continued to play in Europe while also becoming the owner of a Czech team that he actively participates in. The fact that he can still contribute to the game at 51 years old is undeniably incredible.

In recent days, reports have surfaced stating that General Manager Kyle Dubas is in the process of signing Jagr to a one-year league minimum deal.

It seems plausible that this move is aimed at allowing Jagr to retire as a Pittsburgh Penguin. This raises the question: could Jagr still be effective in today's NHL?

If his conditioning remains strong and his body can withstand the speed and physical demands of the 2023 NHL, he might still possess some limited effectiveness. He could even play a single game just to mark the achievement before retiring for good.
August 10   |   1604 answers
Is Jagr Set to Return to the Penguins?

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