Nashville Predators: Jaromir Jagr Should Get a Chance

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 09: Florida Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr (68) during a NHL game between the Washington Capitals and the Florida Panthers on April 09, 2017, at the Verizon Center, in Washington, DC. The Florida Panthers defeated the Washington Capitals 2-0.(Photo by Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 09: Florida Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr (68) during a NHL game between the Washington Capitals and the Florida Panthers on April 09, 2017, at the Verizon Center, in Washington, DC. The Florida Panthers defeated the Washington Capitals 2-0.(Photo by Tony Quinn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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By The Numbers

In those 26 years on the ice, Jagr has tallied 765 goals and 1,149 assists, in 1,711 games played. He’s won five Art Ross Trophies, one Hart Memorial Trophy, one Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy, three Lester B. Pearson Trophies, been named to the All Star Game 13 times, and won two Stanley Cups. Similarly, he’s won a host of other awards and trophies through international and KHL play.

Jagr entered the NHL during the 1990-1991 season, after being taken 5th overall in the 1990 draft. The Czech winger currently holds 20 NHL records, and sits #2 overall in career points. My point is, Jagr has done just about everything imaginable for a hockey player.

I know that Jagr’s name hasn’t been thrown around much this offseason, especially with the Nashville Predators, but I do believe he deserves another season at least. If those numbers and awards from above don’t give you an opinion one way or the other about Jagr, allow me to explain myself further.