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Stars’ Jagr collects career assist 1,000

Mar 30, 2013, 1:14 AM EDT

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Jaromir Jagr added another milestone to his Hall of Fame National Hockey League career Friday night.

Jagr, at the age of 41, set up Dallas Stars teammate Jamie Benn in the third period of a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild, giving him 1,000 assists for his NHL career, which began in 1990 with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

“When I started, I never thought about any assists and points, I was happy to be able to play (in the NHL),” Jagr told reporters after the game.

“When I came here, I didn’t think I’d have a chance to play here, the league was too strong and too tough for me. I kept working hard and I’ve had so many good players around me, I really was pretty lucky.”

Jagr, who was featured earlier Friday in ProHockeyTalk Trade Bait, continues to defy the supposed limitations that come with his age. In 32 games with Dallas this season, he has 14 goals and 26 points.

As per NHL.com, Jagr becomes the 12th player in NHL history to reach 1,000 assists.

The Stars did get some bad news from Friday’s game.

Stars center Vernon Fiddler left the game in the first period with an injury and did not return.

“He has got a charley horse, so he’ll be day-to-day,” Stars head coach Glen Gulutzan told NHL.com.

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