Jaromir Jagr Ties Mark Messier for 2nd-Most Points in NHL History

December 21st, 2016 by Bleacher Report Milestones Leave a reply »
Florida Panthers winger Jaromir Jagr tied Mark Messier for second-most points in NHL history with 1,887 in Tuesday's 4-3 shootout victory over the Buffalo Sabres. He reached the total in 94 fewer games than Messier, per Sportsnet Stats.

Not only did the veteran winger reach that mark, but he did so in dramatic fashion.

Jagr finished the night with three assists, becoming the first player ever to record multiple three-point games at age 44 or older, per the Elias Sports Bureau (via ESPN Stats & Info). The only other player to previously record one such game was Detroit Red Wings great Gordie Howe.

Jagr spent the first 11 seasons of his NHL career playing with Mario Lemieux as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins and hoisted the Stanley Cup in each of his first two NHL seasons. While he hasn't won another championship since then, Jagr does have nine All-Star Game appearances and 10 different individual awards to his name.

A native of Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic), Jagr hasn't spent the entirety of his career playing in the NHL. Along with a handful of short seasons in the Czech Republic, Jagr was also out of ...

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