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Legendary Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr has shown no signs of slowing down since playing two 20-minute periods of 3-on-3 hockey at the NHL’s All-Star Game.
On Thursday against the Detroit Red Wings, Jagr picked up an assist to give him 1,100 in his long and illustrious NHL career. Jagr, who turns 44 later this month is one of six players in NHL history with at least 1,100 helpers. The play came on a goal by forward Brandon Pirri.
Jagr ranks behind Wayne Gretzky (1,963), Ron Francis (1,249), Mark Messier (1,193), Ray Bourque (1,169), and Paul Coffey (1,135). The next closest active player is San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton, who has 933 helpers.
Jagr picked up another assist on a Vincent Trochek goal.
With the two assists, Jagr trails Detroit Red Wings forward Gordie Howe by 12 points for third on the league’s all-time scoring list. Jagr has 1,838 to Howe’s 1,850. The next highest active player is also Thornton, who had 1,300 heading into Thursday's action.
The Panthers currently lead the Atlantic Division with 65 points, five more than the second-place Tampa Bay Lightning.
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