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Video: Jagr passes Yzerman for eighth on NHL goals list

Dec 18, 2013, 8:52 PM EDT

Tom Gulitti of said it best:

This proved true on Wednesday night as Jagr scored goal No. 693 of his career — moving him past Steve Yzerman for eighth all time on the NHL goalscoring list:

The goal was New Jersey’s third of the game and Jagr’s 12th of the year, meaning he’s now passed Yzerman and Mario Lemieux (690 goals) this year. The next legend in his sights? Hall of Famer Mark Messier, who sits seventh on the list with 694 career tallies.

After Messier, the next big mark (pardon the pun) will be goal No. 700. Only six players in NHL history have accomplished that feat: Mike Gartner (708), Phil Esposito (717), Marcel Dionne (731), Brett Hull (741), Gordie Howe (801) and Wayne Gretzky (894).

  1. wisdomnfl - Dec 18, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    If he plays another 10 years he’ll pass Gretzky.

  2. terrier92 - Dec 18, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    I just love this guy

    Thanks for all you did with Bruins

    You were a joy to watch

    Gotta love the passion

  3. 950003cups - Dec 18, 2013 at 9:24 PM

    Holy cow! Gretzky with close to 900 goals? Should’ve just played a few more games to break it.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Dec 19, 2013 at 12:17 AM

      Sorry cups. Yes, that number might have been nice (99 scores No. 900 in 1999), but look at his final season: 70 games, just 9 goals. Seems that after 20 years, even his tap had run dry, and he knew it and said good bye.

  4. wisdomnfl - Dec 18, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    Jäger has always been a fteekish talent. One of the best offensive players ever.

  5. canucks30 - Dec 18, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    If Gretzky was more selfish, he could have scored 1000+ career goals.

  6. whammy71 - Dec 18, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Congrats Jay-mere Jagger!!! Pittsburgh loves ya! Don’t let the boos fool you!

  7. penvik - Dec 18, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    Too bad ol jags left the burgh

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Dec 19, 2013 at 12:20 AM

      Perhaps, and equally sad that Howe left Detroit, and Gretz and Mess and Coffey left Edmonton, and Bobby Hull left Chicago, and Orr and Bourque left Boston and…

  8. vanindeed - Dec 19, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    He left for the KHL 3 years too

    • hockeydon10 - Dec 19, 2013 at 8:19 AM

      He’d probably be above Hull (741) by now if he hadn’t.

  9. nygnjd - Dec 19, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    His goal last night was the game winner, his 122nd, which means he passed Howe for sole possession of first place for GWG.

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