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Jagr signs with Dallas: one year, $4.5 million

Jul 3, 2012, 5:57 PM EDT

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Jaromir Jagr has signed a one-year, $4.5 million contract with the Dallas Stars, reports ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun.

Jagr is the second 40-year-old forward to join the Stars in free agency. On Sunday, Ray Whitney signed on for two years and $9 million.

For Jagr, Dallas will be his fifth NHL team after stints of varying lengths with the Penguins, Capitals, Rangers and, most recently, the Flyers.

Last season in Philadelphia, he had 19 goals and 35 assists in 73 games.

In Dallas, Jagr will play among the likes of forwards Whitney, Loui Eriksson, Derek Roy, Michael Ryder, Jamie Benn, and Brenden Morrow. (Assuming the Stars don’t move anyone out.)

  1. jernster21 - Jul 3, 2012 at 6:01 PM


  2. zaksyuk - Jul 3, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Interesting, VERY interesting.

  3. obamablowz - Jul 3, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    54 pts in 73 games – $4.5 Million? wow

    • lordfletcher - Jul 3, 2012 at 6:13 PM

      Dallas needs whatever they can get because clearly they are not in play for Suter or Parise… now if they land Carle, they had a hell of an offseason in my eyes

      – wild fan

      • bleedgreenaz - Jul 3, 2012 at 6:39 PM

        God I hope you are kidding about Carle.
        The guy is trash, turnover prone and slow.
        He’s not even a top 6 defender on any team.
        But the Stars can have him!!!

      • obamablowz - Jul 3, 2012 at 6:43 PM

        One hell of an off season if you mean getting players nobody wanted I suppose

      • lordfletcher - Jul 3, 2012 at 6:44 PM


        what else would you say Dallas should have done and or should do to get to the cap floor? Huh.

        thanks for your opinion

      • obamablowz - Jul 3, 2012 at 7:10 PM

        For starters is their backup/future goaltender signed past this year?
        Andrei Kostitsyn
        Kyle Wellwood

        These players are younger cheaper and you can trade/cut some bums on roster. Why spend money just to spend it on a player who will be there one year and you’re probably not going to make playoffs? Trade current goalie….but thats just me.

  4. upyoursnfu - Jul 3, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    of the reported 21 teams that offered him a contract on the first day of free agency, Jagr signs with Dallas? LOL is right

  5. dawglb - Jul 3, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    Had to be about the money. Had to be….

  6. melonheadsdaddy - Jul 3, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    SUPA OVER PAYED. Ha. This guys all about the loot. Jealous.

    • lordfletcher - Jul 3, 2012 at 6:13 PM

      it’s not over paying if you’re Dallas.

      wild fan

  7. eaglesfootballfan - Jul 3, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    As a Flyers Fan, I wish Jagr nothing but the best in Dallas. Jagr already has won a stanley cup so his decesion to sign with Dallas seems like it had alot to do with Money if you asked me and the Flyers were not going to pay 4.5 million to him. Dallas really overpayed for an old Jagr who’s best days are behind him.

  8. hockinj25 - Jul 3, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    Wow that was out of nowhere.

  9. esracerx46 - Jul 3, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    Wait wait wait wait…… didnt i read here yesterday that jagr was asking for 4 million? Talk about the wrong way to get to the floor.

    Jaromir, this is dallas…heard you were asking for 4 million and no one gave it to you….hows 4.5 sound?

  10. ml3939 - Jul 3, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    Jagr is going to become the ultimate mercenary signing one year contracts with the highest bidder for the rest of his career until the offers run out at age 53.

  11. dkphilly1122 - Jul 3, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    I’m glad someone overpaid for Jagr and it wasn’t the Flyers. I love Jagr and what he did to help G mature last year, I wish him nothing but the best with the Stars. Hopefully he helps Benn mature more too. He’s an up and coming young stud.

  12. dhawks19 - Jul 3, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    yesterday he wanted 4 million thats too much he got 4.5 million what the………

  13. jkennedy1970 - Jul 3, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    Mike Ribeiro only had one year left on his deal at somewhere around $5 mil. The Stars traded Ribeiro to Wash and signed Jagr to effectively replace Ribeiro. The Stars were not going to re-sign Ribeiro anyways, so Jagr is costing less than Ribeiro and the Stars get a more consistent player. I know Ribeiro had more points last year and is younger, but his inconsistencies and laziness were the reasons he was traded. IMO, its a wash.

  14. ironcity6pak - Jul 3, 2012 at 7:19 PM

    Jagr was always about the money, good luck stars when he only plays half the season with a torn groin.

  15. oquintero99 - Jul 3, 2012 at 7:22 PM

    Texas doesnt have a state income so his salary practically stays intact. Im good with this decision but I dint get GM Joe. He wanted to get younger but now he has two 40 yr old players.

    • handsofsweed - Jul 3, 2012 at 8:35 PM

      So, uh, the residents of Texas are not under the Federal Tax Jurisdiction of The United States of America anymore?

      • ml3939 - Jul 3, 2012 at 9:32 PM

        State income tax is not the same as federal income tax.

      • handsofsweed - Jul 4, 2012 at 12:55 AM

        I kind of assumed that anyone reading my post would get that I was sarcastically pointing out that even though Texas has no state income tax, residents still have to pay federal income taxes, thus ensuring that Jagr’s salary will NOT stay practically intact.

  16. dkphilly1122 - Jul 3, 2012 at 11:09 PM

    Typical Pittsburgh fan still bitter at Jagr coming to the Flyers last year instead of going to Pittsburgh. Get over it, he’s not all about the money, he wanted to actual play, not be a 3rd liner. ML is right too, people are just idiots thinking State tax is the same as Federal tax. Two different taxs…..Texas can make the State tax whatever they want, but they have to follow whatever the Federal tax is.

    • handsofsweed - Jul 4, 2012 at 1:01 AM

      Actually, I have no ill will towards Jags. Hell, I watched him raise the cup twice. You probably should read my reply above. (12:55 AM).

      You just didn’t think while you glossed over the first one, so I clarified for you.

  17. metroplexfrog - Jul 8, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Jagr was brought in for two reasons. One is to help Benn become more of a force and to buy the Stars another year with some young and quality kids they have in the minors. The Stars are well under the cap and with young talent they are positioned well.

    Remember, if the Stars play better in the last five games of the season, the Kings never win the Cup. The Stars, with Jagr, Whitney and Roy should be better. Really wish they could make a push for Weber, but don’t think they will.

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