Jagr Enters Into Management
There is one hockey legend that was an NHL rookie who is still viable in the game today. By viable I mean he is an owner and player.
That hockey legends is Jaromir Jagr. Jaromir made a name for himself during his rookie season with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1990. 30 years later he is still playing competitive hockey, still producing offensively and is now an owner of that team he plays for.
Jagr, at 6-foot-2 and 254 pounds, is still active in hockey at 49 years old. What may be surprising is he still produces NHL stats on the ice.
Jagr produced a career high of 149 points on 62 goals and 97 assists in 82 games during the 95-96 season while with the Penguins. He also racked up 96 penalty minutes, showing his grit and toughness.
On January 29, 2018 he cleared waivers and was then assigned to HC Kladno of the WSM Liga. He would then continue his pro hockey career away from the NHL.
Jagr has been the franchise owner of Ryturi Kladn since the 2011-12 season. He took over majority ownership from his father, who was also named Jaromir.
In his 5 years playing with Czechia he played in 139 games, registering 66 goals and 89 assists for 155 points. In 3 years playing for Czechia2 he scored 3 goals and 17 assists for 20 points in 28 games.
During the 2013-24 season he was named Czech player of the year and in 2014-15 was named to the World Championship All-Star team and also named MVP
Although he is almost 50 years old Jagr is still producing numbers at an elite level. Jagr is showing he can still play and produce offense like he did as a NHL rookie.
Jagr has been quoted as saying “he has to keep playing to keep the team in business” as his team has been close to shutting down. Regardless of how it ends Jagr doesn’t show signs of slowing down, on or off the ice.
Does Jaromir have potential to come back to the NHL in a management role? Would he be brought back to team up once again with Mario Lemieux in Pittsburgh to come full circle? We shall wait and see.
He does have the potential to make a comeback in a management role just based in name recognition. Would there be a post for him on Pittsburgh or does he not want to entertain that and stay in Russia?