Jaromir Jagr showed his experience by teeing up a perfect quote for the media in advance of the Stanley Cup Final.

"Are you guys still surprised I'm alive?" he cracked.

Well, consider that it has been 21 years since Jagr has appeared in the Stanley Cup Final. Back then, the league had just 22 teams.

Now skating with the Boston Bruins, Jagr still plugging away at age 41 after breaking into the league as an 18-year-old in Pittsburgh.

Is this series against the Blackhawks going to be his last hurrah? Perhaps. But don't bet on it.

Here's a look at Jagr through the years:

Jaromir Jagr: Who Knows When His Career Will End But Here's A Look Through The Years Slideshow



Jagr signs with the Stars before the season but gets dealt to the Bruins before the trade deadline. He is back in the Stanley Cup Final after 21 years, a record for longest gap between appearances.



After three seasons in the Russian League, Jagr returns to the NHL with the Philadelphia Flyers.



In addition to playing his third and final season in Russia, Jagr helps the Czech Republic win bronze at the world championships.



Jagr helps the Czech Republic reach the quarterfinals at the Vancouver Olympics before losing to Finland.



In his first season with Avangard Omsk in Russia, Jagr is named team captain.



In his final season with New York, Jagr leads the Rangers with 25 goals and 71 points, but the team loses in the second round of the playoffs again.



Jagr helps the Rangers win their first playoff series since 1997, sweeping the Thrashers in the opening round.



In his first full season with the Rangers, Jagr posts 123 points. It is the fifth and final time he cracks the 100-point mark in a season.



The owners' lockout wipes out the entire NHL season, so Jagr plays in Europe.



A mid-season trade sends Jagr from the Capitals to the Rangers.



Jagr's run with Capitals fails to click well. His 77 points is his lowest full-season total since 1991-92.



Jagr has 31 goals and 79 points but his first season with Washington ends without a playoff berth.



Jagr wins his fourth consecutive scoring title with 121 points, then gets traded from Pittsburgh to Washington.



Jagr plays just 63 games but still wins the scoring title with 96 points.



With 44 goals and 127 points, Jagr wins the lone Hart Trophy as league MVP of his career.



Jagr leads the Czech Republic to the gold medal at the Nagano Olympics.



Did you know that Jagr always wears No. 68 as a tribute to the Prague Spring social movement against Soviet oppression?



Jagr registers career highs of 62 goals and 149 points.



In the lockout-shortened season, Jagr wins his first scoring title with 70 points in 48 games.



Jagr finishes with 99 points, good for the ninth in the league, which marks the first time he cracks the top 10.



Jagr scores a goal in the NHL All-Star Game for the first time.



Jagr scores 11 playoff goals to help the Penguins repeat as Stanley Cup champions.



The fifth overall pick in the 1990 NHL draft, Jagr joins Mario Lemieux to help the Penguins win the 1991 Stanley Cup.

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