In what could be his final NHL season, here is why we should care about Jagr's return:
He could actually help Calgary: Here is the NHL iron on transfers. worthy of recognition. He might struggle to keep up with a young, speedy team during an era in which the league has gotten faster and faster. But Jagr could boost a team that needs to improve its puck possession. When it comes to securing the puck, few have done it better than Jagr. "His puck protection is pretty amazing. It's second to none," said linemate Kris Versteeg. "Obviously, he's done what he has in this league and stayed around as long as he has because he can protect the puck better than anybody. That's something we're excited about."
He can become the NHL's best amateur leader: With 1,712 career NHL games, Jagr is fourth in alliance history, just 19 amateur abaft Ron Francis. But with Mark Messier second, with 1,756, and Gordie Howe first, with 1,767, there's no acumen Jagr can't advance the backpack should he breach advantageous and able for the butt of the season. He needs 56 added amateur to breach Howe's record.
He kind of ended Wayne Gretzky's career: In the Great One's final game on April 18, 1999, the New York Rangers lost 2-1 in overtime to the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins. The overtime winner that officially ended the final game of Gretzky's career was scored by Jagr, who led the league that season with 83 assists and 127 points. In total, he won five Art Ross Trophies as top regular-season scorer.
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