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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Jaromir Jagr Hits Another Milestone by @BrianK_PI

Jaromir Jagr continues to go strong on an NHL career that sees his name near the top of many all time lists. He has compiled an impressive 722 goals (5th most all time), 1,080 assists (6th), 1,802 points (4th), 5 Art Ross Trophies (4th), 1 Hart Trophy, 3 Lester B. Pearson Awards, 12 All Star Game selections, 7 NHL First All-Star Team selections, 2 Stanley Cups, and the best mullet ever over his 21 NHL seasons - totals that would be even higher had he not spent three seasons playing in the KHL. Jagr has racked up more than his share of awards, accolades, and milestones over the years, and he's reached yet another one without having to play a game. With the release of Sergei Gonchar from his PTO contract, Jagr is the only active player on the opening night rosters to have been alive the last time the Philadelphia Flyers won the Stanley Cup. In fact, he's the only active player who was alive the entire time the Flyers were defending their title.

The Flyers' futility has now managed to outlast the lifespan of almost the entirety of the players capable of playing the game at the highest of levels. Father Time will catch up to Jagr eventually, but not even Father Time can put an end to the 40 years (and counting) of parade-less offseasons to come through Philadelphia.

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