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Jaromir Jagr stands alone at eighth place all-time in NHL scoring

Mar 1, 2012, 9:32 PM EDT

When you summarize Jaromir Jagr‘s career, Mario Lemieux’s name naturally comes up pretty early on. Now Jagr is right underneath his legendary former teammate in the NHL’s all-time points scoring ranks after producing two points (one goal, one assist) in the Philadelphia Flyers’ 6-3 win against the New York Islanders tonight.

Check out where Jagr ranks on the list of all-time points scorers now:

6. Steve Yzerman – 1,755 points
7. Lemieux – 1,723
8. Jagr - 1,643
9. Joe Sakic – 1,641
10. Phil Esposito – 1,590

For you non-math majors out there, Jagr would need 80 points to tie Lemieux for seventh all-time. The future Hall of Famer has expressed interest in playing at least another season, so that could be an awfully interesting story to watch.

Jagr added a little suspense after tying Sakic on Feb. 21, as he was unable to separate himself in three pointless games. He now has 44 points in 54 games so far this season, which exceeds almost any prediction for his production as he entered the season at 39 years old. (He turned 40 this season.)

Jaromir Jagr is also climbing the ranks – and breathing down the necks of Lemieux and Yzerman – in terms of career goals scored. Another interesting thing to watch will be his close race with the Finnish Flash for active goal-scorers by the time this season is over.

7. Mark Messier – 694 goals
8. Yzerman – 692
9. Lemieux – 690
10. Luc Robitaille – 668
11. Jagr – 663
12. Selanne – 658

No doubt about it, Jagr is really adding to his legacy this season. Yet much like Selanne, his magic hasn’t been relegated to the past alone.

(It kinda makes you wonder where he’d be if he didn’t spend three years in the KHL, though, doesn’t it?)

  1. philly4lyfe - Mar 1, 2012 at 9:46 PM

    For you non-math majors, jagr has 1,643 points. Not 1.643.

    • James O'Brien - Mar 1, 2012 at 10:02 PM

      I’d say that’s more of a Lit-major thing, maybe? Stupid fat fingers. (Fixed).

  2. knicks4life - Mar 1, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    No sh!t a$$ h o le

  3. lemieux00066 - Mar 1, 2012 at 10:17 PM

    However he won’t surpass Lemieux for total cups won. If you want to win a cup in PA you have to head west. Unless you’re still stuck in the disco era.

  4. sportsfreak13 - Mar 1, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    Lemieux made him. If he passes him its because he’s been luckier when it comes to injuries, not based on skill alone.

    • chaseutley - Mar 1, 2012 at 11:15 PM

      Counterpoint: Jagr works his tail off and earns his “luck” when it comes to avoiding injuries.

      True: Lemieux caught some tough breaks, especially when it came to Hodgkin’s.

      That said, Lemieux was the greater natural talent. Jagr has been the harder worker. They’re both incredible. Let the stats fall where they may.

      • scottybcboy - Mar 1, 2012 at 11:49 PM

        Ronnie Franchise is a great example….no on shoulkd diminish his brilliance because he ‘stayed healthy’.

      • scottybcboy - Mar 1, 2012 at 11:51 PM

        *should*

      • florida76 - Mar 2, 2012 at 4:04 AM

        Jagr is definitely a lock for the Hall of Fame, but his inability to lead a team to a Cup is a drawback in this discussion. Lemieux was at a higher level, universally regarded as among the all-time great players to ever lace up a pair of skates. Obviously, health problems really limited his career totals, but only Gretzky averaged more points per game. Lemieux also saved a struggling franchise, first as a player, then as a owner.

  5. blomfeld - Mar 2, 2012 at 12:48 AM

    Jagr, Schmagr !

    Nobody cares about this crap ! Rather, the people “need & want” to know about guys like Carter and Richards and what the Kings might have up their sleeve for their next tilt on Saturday night ! I therefore here-in implore this O’Brien creature to “get with the program” man and start offering the people what they “need and want” ! :)

    • govtminion - Mar 2, 2012 at 11:45 AM

      If it weren’t for the fact that you’re so obviously full of crap, I’d argue the point. Instead I’ll safely assume you’re completely clueless about hockey, since comments like this seem to scream ‘clueless’.

      Also, if you’re going to keep posting Elvis Youtube videos, go hit 4chan. This is a hockey website.

  6. AppealToReason - Mar 2, 2012 at 1:07 AM

    He’d likely be within striking distance of 2nd if he didn’t go to Russia for a few seasons.

    • cmutimmah - Mar 2, 2012 at 7:56 AM

      You think he would have averaged 50 goals+ for 3 seasons? Or even 40+ (assuming that you are assuming that he’ll score 30 between now and retirement).

      Sorry, but this version of Jagr is not the early 2000s or late 90s Jagr.

      Brett Hull would have been in reach, but Gordie is still over 150 away… that’s more of a 5 season total (at best) for 35+ year old Jagr.

      That being said, I think even Lemieux’s goal totals are safe. Highest one on that list that is sweeting is Lucky Luc.

      1.Wayne Gretzky, 894
      2.Gordie Howe, 801
      3.Brett Hull,[3] 741
      4.Marcel Dionne, 731
      5.Phil Esposito, 717
      6.Mike Gartner, 708
      7.Mark Messier, 694
      8.Steve Yzerman, 692
      9.Mario Lemieux, 690
      10.Luc Robitaille, 668
      11.Brendan Shanahan, 656
      12. Jaromir Jagr, 646

      It’s still amazing to me that at one point, the Detroit Red Wings had 4 of the top 11 goal scorers in NHL history on their roster. (Luc, Shanny, Hull, and Stevie Y)

  7. bcjim - Mar 2, 2012 at 7:17 AM

    Did someone claim Jagr is a “hard worker”? Lmao, that is one term I would not have gone with in relation to Jagr. But that is just my opinion.

    • drunkbro - Mar 2, 2012 at 11:19 AM

      first guy in last guy out. extra work outs at 11 pm the guys call ‘jags hockey school’ and has a key to the practice facilities. runs with metal plates on his body. doesnt drink. every single person in that locker room looks up to him. i knew none of this before he came to philly, and i have to say i am impressed.

  8. cmutimmah - Mar 2, 2012 at 7:48 AM

    I miss Jagr’s sweet mullet. I don’t think he should have been allowed back in the league without it.

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