Ageless wonder and future Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr has agreed to a contract with the Calgary Flames, according to multiple reports. Jagr, who most recently played for the Florida Panthers for parts of three seasons, was on the free-agent market for a surprising amount of time.
The contract will be worth around $1 million with another million in bonuses.
Jagr is done to CAL. $1M+$1M in bonuses. I think it might not be announced until he gets to the city, but there is a commitment.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 2, 2017
The Athletic’s Pierre Lebrun also reports that the St. Louis Blues offered Jagr a comparable contract that he declined.
I believe the Blues' offer to Jagr was similar to what he has signed in Calgary ($1 M base salary plus $1 M in bonuses). He chose the Flames
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) October 2, 2017
Last season, the 45-year old scored 16 goals and tallied 30 assists in 82 games for the Panthers. Jagr, who has 765 goals and 1914 total points in 1711 NHL games played, scored his milestone 750th career goal against Washington.
In two-plus seasons with the Capitals from 2001 to 2004, Jagr scored 83 goals; however, he failed to live up to the expectations of his massive seven-year, $55 million contract. Caps fans remember the Jagr years quite fondly.
Jagr was on the free agent market for an unusually long amount of time for a player of his caliber. Teams may have been scared off by his age, but, even as the oldest player in the league by over four years, it seems as if Jagr will continue to be a productive player.
Calgary will be the ninth team Jagr has played for and the first Canadian team he’s joined.
The Flames logo is basically the Jaromir Jagr of NHL logos. pic.twitter.com/uesHqDZNJq
— Sean Tierney (@ChartingHockey) October 2, 2017
Now for a few fun facts.
Jaromir Jagr and Keith Tkachuk were drafted in Rd. 1 back in 1990. 27 years later, Jagr will now play on the same team as Matthew Tkachuk.
— Ian McLaren (@iancmclaren) October 2, 2017
The Atlanta/Calgary Flames and Jaromir Jagr were both born in 1972.
— David Alter (@dalter) October 2, 2017
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