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Video: Jagr’s goal gives him 1,700 career points

Nov 10, 2013, 7:25 PM EDT

Jaromir Jagr‘s fifth goal of the 2013-14 season served as the 1,700th regular season point of his NHL career, making him the eighth player in league history to cross that barrier. He sits eighth all-time in points behind his teammate Mario Lemieux (1,723) with plenty of time to add to his totals against the Nashville Predators on Sunday.

Fittingly, the goal was a deft showing of power and skill. It’s also fitting that he solidified his place as his team’s top point producer (in this case, the New Jersey Devils, with 12 points in 17 games*):

Update: Jagr also assisted on Travis Zajac‘s 100th career goal to give him 1,701 career points and 13 in 2013-14.

That goal also leaves him 14 short of another milestone: the 700-goal club.

He can jump quite a few spots in the all-time goal-scoring category, depending upon how he finishes this season:

3. Brett Hull – 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. Jagr – 686

He also needs to hold off Teemu Selanne, who’s 11th all-time with 678.

* – Again, that total could grow as Sunday goes along.

  1. canucks30 - Nov 10, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Only 1,157 points to go to catch Gretzky

    • blackandorangeforlife - Nov 10, 2013 at 7:59 PM

      There will only ever be one #99…..That doesn’t mean 1700 is not impressive….Plus have you ever seen Gretzky grow such a Bad Ass Fu Manchu?

      • canucks30 - Nov 11, 2013 at 4:34 AM

  2. muckleflugga - Nov 10, 2013 at 8:14 PM

    but…

    were any of them able to count the mile high club in their lists of milestones

    and then there was ross lonsberry

  3. pitpenguinsrulez - Nov 10, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    In five years you’ll see number 68 hanging in the rafters of Consol Energy Center soon enough which something that I will not have any problems with since I saw the tail end of Jagr in Pittsburgh but if your an Est 2009 fan you’ll have an issue

    • hazlydose - Nov 10, 2013 at 10:09 PM

      Thank you, I grew up watching Jagr play in Pittsburgh and not enough people share this sentiment. #68 should be hanging from the rafters in Consol.

      • pitpenguinsrulez - Nov 10, 2013 at 11:32 PM

        Jagrs performance vs New Jersey in games 6 & 7 goes down as one of the greatest playoff performances in Pens and NHL history. His play in game 6 changed the whole momentum in that series. Jagrs relationship with us went sour once he cut off the mullet. Like I said I won’t bother me one bit.

      • pitpenguinsrulez - Nov 10, 2013 at 11:33 PM

        The 1998-99 series not his ghost like performance vs New Jersey in 2000-01

  4. blackhawks2010 - Nov 10, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Great career, well done!

  5. ibieiniid - Nov 10, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    pitpenguinsrulez, a penguins fan for 13 years, making fun of fans that have only been fans for 4 years. rich.

    • pitpenguinsrulez - Nov 10, 2013 at 11:27 PM

      Simply put I don’t care for the Est. 2005 and 2009 fans…they are the ones who leave games with 3 minutes left and don’t know much history.

  6. canucks30 - Nov 10, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    Jagr now has an exemplary work ethic; however, he spent a large chunk of his career “dogging it” especially his tenure in Washington and his last couple of seasons in Pittsburgh.

    It’s scary to think what his numbers would be had he actually put forth a consistent effort and not spent 3 years playing in the KHL.

  7. hockeydon10 - Nov 11, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    If we take the average of the two years before his KHL stint and the two years after his average is .319 goals per game.

    If we use that rate and limit him to only playing in 75% of the NHL games during those three years (in case of injuries), it could be argued that he would have ended up with something around 58 more goals. Meaning he might have been 3rd all time at this point.

    So much for the “might have been” moments.

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