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Video: Jagr surpasses former teammate Mario Lemieux with goal No. 691 (Updated)

Nov 27, 2013, 9:38 PM EDT

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Jaromir Jagr continues to hit milestones along his Hall-of-Fame career.

On Wednesday, Jagr scored his 10th goal of the season in the New Jersey Devils 4-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.

But it was also career goal No. 691 for the 41-year-old right winger, which means he surpasses his former Pittsburgh Penguins teammate Mario Lemieux for ninth on the all-time goal list, according to the Devils public relations department.

Despite his age and the longevity of his career of 1,416 regular season games, Jagr continues to maintain a steady scoring pace. His goal against the Hurricanes gave him five in the last six games.

  1. canucks30 - Nov 27, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    With all due respect,

    Lemieux>Jagr

    ^Other than Pavel Bure, my favourite hockey player of all time.

    • hazlydose - Nov 27, 2013 at 10:00 PM

      I don’t think that is really in question. Both are great players, but it took Jagr 500 more games to match.

  2. martysbetter - Nov 27, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    FOR SALE: VINTAGE JAGR IN EXCELLENT USED CONDITION!!!!
    RUNS GREAT, LOW MAINTENANCE, LEGENDARY!!!!!
    SCORES GOALS!!!!! MAKES PLAYS!!!! HAS A REALLY LONG HOCKEY STICK!!!!!!
    COMES WITH ACCESSORIES: PLAYOFF MUTTON CHOPS!!!!! FUN POST-GAME INTERVIEWS!!!!! AND MUCH MUCH MORE!!!!!

    SEND DRAFT PICKS OR HEAD COACH TO:

    ATTN: LOU LAMORIELLO
    25 LAFAYETTE ST
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  3. steelers88 - Nov 27, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    I don’t get why Penguins fans hate Jagr. We should be grateful that Jagr helped us win two cups. I think his number should be retired in Pittsburgh. It wasn’t Jagr’s fault that he didn’t sign with Pittsburgh Ray Shero didn’t really want to sign him.

  4. ruffridin - Nov 27, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Steelers88 didn’t he basically quit on the club in the playoffs? I seem to recall something along those lines

  5. steelers88 - Nov 27, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    I think the reason why people in Pittsburgh is because he always kills the Penguins. I admire his play. Anyone who is still playing at a high level at the age of 41 is incredible. I didn’t say he was a virtuous man all I’m saying is I admire his play.

  6. einjzmolf - Nov 27, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    Question for Devils fans: is Jagr saluting after he scores? Just curious. He stopped doing it in Dallas last year, just wondering if he’s done with it or something.

    • devilsarethebest - Nov 27, 2013 at 10:50 PM

      Nope. Uncle Lou doesn’t let. He almost did against the Kings when he scored in OT, and then quickly stopped himself and just punched the air.

  7. tsac33 - Nov 27, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Sad to see Mario fall a spot.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Nov 27, 2013 at 11:38 PM

      FWIW tsac, on another all-time list, goals per game, Mario remains in 3rd place behind Mike Bossy and long-ago star Cy Denneny:
      Bossy: .762
      Denneny: .756
      Mario: .754

      Jagr is around 30th.

      Extrapolate Mario’s total out to 1,200 games or so, had his health been better, and he’d have been up around Gretzky’s territory, near the 900 range. Alas.

  8. alicesrightfootesq - Nov 27, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Imagine where his numbers would be if he didn’t spend 3 years in the KHL and miss 2 1/2 years to lockouts.

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