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Jagr becomes second oldest player to ever reach 20-goal mark

Mar 8, 2014, 1:58 PM EST

The New Jersey Devils can’t be happy with their 7-4 loss to Detroit last night, but it was another in a long line of history-making games for Jaromir Jagr.

At 42 years and 20 days old, Jagr scored his 20th goal of the season. Only Gordie Howe has ever reached the 20-goal milestone later in life (42 years, 324 days old), per the Elias Sports Bureau and Bergen Record.

Naturally, Jagr accomplished that feat with style:

Jagr has also now reached the 20-goal mark for the 18th time in his career. Howe holds the record for that as well, having accomplished that feat in 22 separate seasons. Only three other players beat Jagr in that regard, including Ron Francis (20), Brendan Shanahan (19), and Dave Andreychuk (19).

Although Jagr would like to play beyond the 2013-14 campaign, he probably won’t ever close the 100-goal gap that still remains between him and Howe, but with 701 career markers, Jagr holds the seventh spot on the all-time list.

  1. joey4id - Mar 8, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Good for Jagr. I was one who thought the Devils should have given that roster spot to a younger player to further his development. Was it the right move to add Jagr? Perhaps it was at the time, but it doesn’t look like they are going to make the playoffs though they are only 4 pts from the last wild card spot.

  2. 950003cups - Mar 8, 2014 at 3:34 PM

    Devils will make the playoffs if they stay healthy. They’ll get a streak going soon. They’re due.

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  4. lonesomecal - Mar 8, 2014 at 7:46 PM

    Jaromir Jagr is the best player to ever play hockey and the best in the game today. His sheer skill as demonstrated by the division of two defencemen and the goal he scored today reveal him to be the finest in the game by a very wide margin. Had he not spent three years in the KHL he would have broken every scoring record set. Judging from his current ability and his physical conditioning he will likely break the scoring record in 3 more years or less.

    Whoever trades for Jagr for the playoffs will win the Cup.

    - Cal.

    • easez1 - Mar 8, 2014 at 8:09 PM

      Jagr is definitely ‘one’ of the all time greats, no doubt, but getting delusional about him is a bit overboard as well as inaccurate.

    • handsofsweed - Mar 8, 2014 at 9:32 PM

      No, no, no, no, no, no, no and maybe.

      Eight stupid statements. Eight factual replies.

  5. President Charles Logan - Mar 9, 2014 at 12:30 AM

    I have nothing but the utmost respect for this guy.. he just keeps on chugging!

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