Some day, Jaromir Jagr is not going to be playing hockey anymore, and we’ll all have a hole in our lives. For now, we’ll just keep watching him move up the NHL's various all-time scoring lists.
During a Sunday matinee against the Vancouver Canucks, the 43-year old Jagr passed Marcel Dionne for fourth all-time with his 732nd career NHL goal.
Jagr is now nine goals away from Brett Hull (741) for third all-time. Considering he's not retiring anytime soon, can he reach Gordie Howe? Mr. Hockey finished with 801 goals, meaning JJ is 69 away.
If you were wondering, Jagr scored his first NHL goal on Oct. 7, 1990 against Chris Terreri of the New Jersey Devils. That's four NHL work stoppages ago.
It also makes you wonder with all of the NHL games Jagr lost to work stoppages during plus those three seasons he played in the KHL, just how close to Wayne Gretzky’s 894 goals would he be?
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