Jaromir Jagr after scoring a goal for the Tipsport extraliga.
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Jaromir Jagr breaks former NHLer Gordie Howe's long-standing record

Published April 19, 2024 at 10:21

Jaromir Jagr is one of the NHL's most historic players, as he continues his hockey career long after his last game in the NHL. Now, it appears he is still breaking records, surpassing Gordie Howe in this record book.

Jaromir Jagr is a specimen to be studied, as he remains playing professional hockey long into his 50s when many professional hockey players are forced to hang it up by the time they are in their late 30s. Not for Jagr, though, who has been able to continue his playing days after his 52nd birthday, and has just surpassed Gordie Howe for oldest professional hockey player.

"Jaromir Jagr is playing today for his @RytiriKladno. Will become the oldest "professional" player to play in a profi league. He is 52 years and 63 days old.
Gordie Howe was 52 years and 11 days when finishing his NHL career.
And Jagr just scored a goal in @telhcz !!!"

He isn't just playing professionally, either, he is succeeding. He was able to score a goal in his first game back after a trip to Pittsburgh.

52-year old Jaromir Jagr is back in the Czech Republic after his trip to Pittsburgh, and scored on his *first* shift 🚨🍷

Jagr played in 1733 career games in the NHL, with his final season being in 2018 for the Calgary Flames. Over the span of those games, he was able to record a mindblowing 1921 points, over a point per game throughout his long and illustrious career.

There is no question that when Jagr decides to fully hang up his skates, he will be entered into the Hall of Fame.

As seen on Blade of Steel - Jaromir Jagr breaks record held by Gordie Howe
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Jaromir Jagr breaks former NHLer Gordie Howe's long-standing record

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