Jaromír Jágr was born February 15, 1972. At the age of 43 he is amazingly still playing hockey in the NHL, currently a right winger for the New Jersey Devils.
He is the only player still active from the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. He has played for so many teams you’d fall asleep reading them all, but here they are anyway: Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins, and now the Devils. He also played three season in the Kontinental Hockey League before returning to the NHL.
Throughout his career the Czech-born Jagr has delivered. He won consecutive Stanley Cups with the Penguins in 1991 and 1992. He won the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s leading scorer five times, including four times in a row. He also has won the Hart Memorial Trophy given to the NHL’s MVP.
Jágr has won a gold medal in the Olympics (1998 Nagano) and in the World Championships in 2005, making him a member of the Triple Gold club with his Stanley Cup.
His 715 goals leave him ranked sixth all time, and his 1,172 points is good enough for fifth. Check out how dominate he has been on the ice throughout his career.
Happy birthday, Jaromír Jágr.