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Calgary Flames sign Jaromir Jagr

Calgary Flames sign Jaromir Jagr”

Jaromir Jagr has signed with the Calgary Flames.

The 45-year-old embarks on his 25th National Hockey League season and his first in a Canadian market.

"Thanks to the Calgary Flames for giving me this opportunity", he said.

The five-time National Hockey League scoring champion is second behind Wayne Gretzky in National Hockey League history with 1,914 points (765 goals, 1,149 assists). He had spent the last 2½ seasons there, with previous National Hockey League stops with the New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Rangers, Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins.

"How do we make us competitive?"

He is now the leading point scorer among active National Hockey League players and has the second most points in National Hockey League history with 765 goals and 1149 assists for 1914 regular season points behind only Wayne Gretzky.

Jagr started his career with Pittsburgh in the 1990-91 season and helped the Penguins win back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1991 and 1992.

Jagr has won five Art Ross trophies (1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001), three Lester B. Pearson Awards (1999, 2000, 2006), the Bill Masterton Award (2016) and the Hart Trophy (1999). He had 16 goals and 46 points with the Panthers last season. "Last 20 years I've played with young guys". "I truly say I will do the maximum I can do".



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