Jagr will not take part in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, Sportsnet reports.
According to the report, Martin Rucinsky, general manager of the Czech Republic, said Jagr wouldn't have enough time to prepare for the tournament, which runs from Sept. 17 to Oct. 1. Still, the 44-year-old has already signed a one-year deal to return to the Panthers next season. He led that club with 66 points in 2015-16.
Jagr will continue chasing that elusive third title despite the fact that he will turn 45 years old during the 2016-17 campaign. If there was ever a player that seemed prepared to break Gordie Howe's record for oldest player to suit up for an NHL team, it certainly would be the Slovakian winger. Jagr led all
Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said Jaromir Jagr , a pending unrestricted free agent, would like to return to the team, Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel reports.
He's 44 years old, so it's hard to blame Jagr for looking spent in the first-round, playoff series loss to the Islanders, especially with Games 5 and 6 going into double overtime. The ageless wonder dialed in 27 goals and 39 assists in the regular season, but came up empty on 20 shots in the playoffs. On a positive note, he ended up with a pair of helpers. There's just no quitting with Jagr, who undoubtedly has a spot reserved in the Hall of Fame. Thanks to his glory days with the Penguins in the 90's - including four 100-plus point seasons in a span of six years - Jagr remains well over a point-per-game pace in his 22-year career. He's compiled 1,868 points (749 goals, 1119 assists) through 1,629 contests, having played in parts of seasons - and the entire schedule in some cases -- with the Penguins, Capitals, Rangers, Flyers, Bruins, Stars, Devils and Panthers. He'll be a viable fantasy option as long as he's physically able to keep going.
Jagr found the scoresheet for the first time this series as he added a helper to Teddy Purcell's game-tying goal in the second period--helping the