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Video: Jagr ties Lemieux for 7th all-time in points with assist

Jan 7, 2014, 8:05 PM EDT

One the same week that Jaromir Jagr made his fifth Czech Olympic roster, the New Jersey Devils forward made a little more history tonight. His assist on Adam Henrique‘s goal early in Tuesday’s NBCSN contest against the Philadelphia Flyers gave him his 1,723rd career point, tying his old buddy Mario Lemieux for seventh all-time:

Jagr, 42, already passed Lemieux in the all-time goal-scoring ranks back in November.

The veteran winger now has 35 points (and counting?) in 44 games this season counting tonight. He hit the 1,723-point mark in 1,435 regular season contests.

Here are the other players in the 1700’s ahead of Jagr (Gordie Howe, Mark Messier and Wayne Gretzky are the only players to eclipse 1,800 points):

4. Ron Francis: 1,798 points
5. Marcel Dionne: 1,771 points
6. Steve Yzerman: 1,755 points

Could Jagr sneak up on Stevie Y this season? We’ll see.

  1. 950003cups - Jan 7, 2014 at 8:30 PM

    Why does it seem like every time Jagr takes a piss, he breaks another record?

    • missthemexpos - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:23 PM

      My advice to Jagr is to continue to drink lots of fluids!

  2. 19inarow - Jan 7, 2014 at 9:47 PM

    Congratulations Jags. I remember when you first started, and have been amazed ever since.

  3. hazlydose - Jan 7, 2014 at 10:45 PM

    Enjoy it while you can, the NHL will never see another Jaromir Jagr. Barring changes to the game, he will be the last player to reach 1700 points for a while. Crosby is probably the only one with an outside shot.

  4. endusersolutions2013 - Jan 8, 2014 at 3:56 AM

    And baring injury, likely has another year to work with. AMAZING!!!

  5. boukengreen - Jan 8, 2014 at 3:57 AM

    Imagine his point totals if he did not spend a couple of seasons back home

  6. bgrillz - Jan 8, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    Imagine if Lemieux had enjoyed the health and longevity of Jagr, he wouldn’t be in sniffing distance of that total. For my money, Le Magnifique was the best there was, with all apologies to Gretzky.

    • whammy71 - Jan 8, 2014 at 9:17 AM

      While I fully agree with bgrillz, the fact that 99 has more assists than ANYONE else has points is truly amazing.

      And you can play woulda, coulda, shouldas with players in every sport.

      But if my life depended on 1 game…I pick 66 over anyone who ever laced them up.

      • missthemexpos - Jan 8, 2014 at 10:19 AM

        1 game: I would go with Bobby Orr at his best.

  7. toiletclown - Jan 8, 2014 at 3:09 PM

    id take 66, 87 then 99.

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