February 15, 1972 |
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||230 lb (100 kg; 16 st 6 lb)|
|New Jersey Devils
New York Rangers
|National team|| Czech Republic
|NHL Draft||5th overall, 1990
Jaromír Jágr (Czech pronunciation: [ˈjaromiːr ˈjaːɡr̩] ( ); born February 15, 1972) is a Czech professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League. He formerly played with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Dallas Stars and the Boston Bruins; serving as captain of the Penguins and the Rangers. After leaving the Rangers, he played for three seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League with Avangard Omsk before returning to the NHL with the Flyers. He is the most productive European-born player who ever played in the National Hockey League and he is considered one of the greatest players of all-time.
Jágr was the fifth overall selection in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. He won consecutive Stanley Cups in the 1991 and 1992 seasons with the Penguins. He has won the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL Scoring Champion five times (four times in a row), received the Lester B. Pearson Award for the NHL's outstanding player as voted by the NHL Players' Association three times, and won a Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's most valuable player, and was a finalist four times. Jágr and teammate Martin Brodeur are the last two players drafted in 1990 who are still active players in the NHL.
In 2006 he was nominated for the Hart Trophy and Lester B. Pearson Award, winning the latter. During the award speech for the Lester B. Pearson Award Jagr said: "With this award, you get voted on by players you play against every night and I think they understand the game better than the media". He has been named to seven NHL First All-Star Teams. Jágr is currently the NHL's eighth leading point-scorer (as of the end of the 2011–12 NHL season), and is the all-time leader among European trained players in goals, assists and points, as well as the leading point scorer among active NHL players. Jágr was the Czech Republic's flag bearer for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
For two decades, from 1981 to 2001, only Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr won the Art Ross Trophy as NHL Scoring Champion. The streak ended when Jarome Iginla won the trophy in 2002. Jágr has won the award the most times out of non-Canadians.
He is one of a small group of hockey players to have won the Stanley Cup (1991, 1992), the Ice Hockey World Championships (2005, 2010), and the Olympic gold medal in ice hockey (1998). This is known as the Triple Gold Club, and Jágr is one of only two Czech players (the other being Jiří Šlégr) in the Triple Gold Club, the 15th player to complete it out of 25 total, as of June 2011.
- 1 Career overview
- 2 Off-ice incidents
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Quotation
- 5 International play
- 6 NHL records
- 7 Awards
- 8 Career statistics
- 9 References
- 10 Further reading
- 11 External links
Jágr began skating at the age of three, and he immediately showed exceptional abilities. At the age of 16, he was playing at the highest level of competition in Czechoslovakia for HC Kladno.
Pittsburgh Penguins (1990–2001)
Jágr was the first Czechoslovakian player to be drafted by the NHL without first having to defect to the West; his selection in the NHL draft came as the Iron Curtain was falling. Because of this, after Jágr was taken by the Pittsburgh Penguins with the fifth overall pick in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, he was able to come immediately to North America from Czechoslovakia. He was a supporting player with the powerhouse Penguins that won back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1991 and 1992. He was one of the youngest players in NHL history, at 20 years of age, to score a goal in the Stanley Cup finals.
Before he had a clean grasp on the English language, he could be heard reading the daily weather forecast on Pittsburgh radio station WDVE in his broken, thickly accented English. He and teammate (and fellow countryman) Jiří Hrdina were promoted as the "Czechmates", a play on the term "checkmate" from chess. He would also play Scrabble in an attempt to increase his English vocabulary. Some Penguins fans realized that the letters in his first name could be scrambled to form the anagram "Mario Jr.", a reference to teammate Mario Lemieux.
In the 1994–95 NHL season Jágr won his first Art Ross Trophy as the scoring champion of the NHL. He tied Eric Lindros with 70 points but won based on his 32 goals to Lindros' 29. The next year, Jágr set a record for most points, 149, by a European-born player. Both his 62 goals and 87 assists from that season still stand as career-highs. His 1995–96 totals for assists and points stand as the records for right-wingers in those categories. After the 1997–98 season, captain Ron Francis signed with the Carolina Hurricanes, leaving Jágr the Penguins' captaincy. From 1997–98 to 2000–01, Jágr would win four straight NHL scoring titles. In 1999, Jágr would win the Hart Memorial Trophy, as the NHL's Most Valuable Player as well as the Lester B. Pearson Award. In 1998, he led the Czech Republic's team to a gold medal at the Nagano Olympics.
On December 30, 1999, Jágr scored 3 goals and 4 assists for a career high 7-point night against the New York Islanders. He would match this feat on January 11, 2003, by once again scoring 3 goals and adding 4 assists for a total of 7 points in a game against the Florida Panthers while playing for Washington.
In 2000–01, Jágr was struggling to find his scoring touch and faced criticisms about his relationship with coach Ivan Hlinka. With the return of Mario Lemieux from retirement, the Penguins had two superstars but friction developed between the two; Jágr held the captaincy but many fans regarded Lemieux as the talisman of the team. Also, the struggling, small-market Penguins could, with Lemieux back, no longer hope to afford Jágr's massive salary. Thus on July 11, 2001, they traded him (along with František Kučera) to the Washington Capitals for Kris Beech, Michal Sivek and Ross Lupaschuk.
In 806 games in Pittsburgh, Jágr became only the second Penguins player, after Lemieux, to score 1,000 points in a Penguins sweater. Jágr currently sits second behind Lemieux in all offensive categories in franchise history, except points per game, where he is third (behind Sidney Crosby and Lemieux).
Washington Capitals (2001–2004)
Later that year the Capitals signed Jágr to the largest contract ever in NHL history (at that time)—$77 million over 7 years at an average salary of $11 million per year, with an option for an eighth year. However, Jágr did not live up to expectations, as the Capitals failed to defend their division title and missed the playoffs in 2002. For the first time during his tenure with the Capitals, Jágr failed to finish among the league's top scorers, make the postseason, or make the All-Star Team. During the summer of 2002, the Capitals reunited Jágr with former linemate Robert Lang. In 2002–03, Washington managed to finish 6th overall in the Eastern Conference but lost to the upstart Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the playoffs despite winning the first two games.
This prompted the Caps to unload much of their high-priced talent in order to save money—not just a cost-cutting spree, but also an acknowledgement that their attempt to build a contender with high-priced veteran talent had failed. Disgruntled, the Washington ownership spent much of 2003 trying to trade Jágr, but a year before a new Collective Bargaining Agreement was to be signed, few teams were willing to risk $11 million on Jágr.
On January 23, 2004, he was traded to the New York Rangers for Anson Carter and an agreement that Washington would pay approximately $4 million per year of Jágr's salary. Jágr also agreed to defer (with interest) $1 million per year for the remainder of his contract to allow the trade to go ahead.
New York Rangers (2004–2008)
However, due to the new collective bargaining agreement signed before the start of the 2005–06 season, Jágr's salary was subsequently reduced to $7.8 million, the maximum allowed under the terms of the new salary cap.
Jaromír led the Czech Republic to gold at the 2005 World Hockey Championships in Austria; and was elected a tournament all-star in the process. He also became a member of hockey's prestigious Triple Gold Club, players who have won a Stanley Cup, a World Hockey Championship, and an Olympic gold medal.
Prior to the 2005–06 season, the Rangers had missed the playoffs for seven consecutive seasons. Following the fire sale of the high-priced underachieving veterans that made up the team's roster, as well as the retirement of long-time captain Mark Messier, many experts picked the Rangers to be the worst team in the NHL. Jágr disagreed and promised the team would surprise a lot of people and make the Stanley Cup playoffs. He started strong during the beginning of the 2005 season and the return from the lockout of the NHL. He became only the fourth player in NHL history to score 10 or more goals in less than 10 games at the start of a season. His return to dominance helped the Rangers return to the Stanley Cup playoffs, but injuries to Jágr and others contributed to a quick Ranger exit in a first round sweep of the Broadway Blueshirts by the archnemesis New Jersey Devils.
Jágr scored his 1,400th point on a power play goal against the Philadelphia Flyers on March 2, 2006, pushing him past Jari Kurri into second place all-time among European-born players. He later passed Stan Mikita to become the all-time leader.
On March 18, 2006, against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Jágr became only the sixth Rangers player in team history to break the 100-point barrier, and became the only Ranger right winger to score 100 points in a season.
On March 27, 2006, against the Buffalo Sabres, Jágr had a goal and an assist, which tied both the Rangers' single-season goal record of 52 (Adam Graves, 1993–94) and the Rangers' single season points record of 109 (Jean Ratelle, 1971–72). Two nights later, on March 29, 2006, Jágr passed Ratelle when he assisted on Petr Průcha's first-period goal against the New York Islanders' Rick DiPietro. On April 8, against the Boston Bruins, Jágr scored his league-leading 53rd goal of the season, breaking the Rangers' single-season goals record.
After leading the league in points and goals for most of 2005–06, Jágr was passed by the San Jose Sharks' duo of Joe Thornton (125 points) and Jonathan Cheechoo (56 goals), losing both the Art Ross and Maurice Richard trophies in the final week of the season. Jágr finished with 123 points, 54 goals, and 24 power-play goals, second in the league in all three categories. He finished third in the league in both assists, with 69, and +/-, at +34. Despite being inched out by Thornton for the Art Ross Trophy and Hart Trophy (league MVP), Jágr won his third Lester B. Pearson Award as the league's outstanding player. However, just as in Washington, playoff success was not to be for Jágr, whose Rangers were swept in four games by the New Jersey Devils. Jágr suffered a dislocated shoulder in the third period of the first game of the series, which kept him from playing at his top form for the rest of the series. Jágr had surgery on the shoulder after the Rangers were eliminated from the playoffs.
On October 5, 2006, before the first game of the 2006–07 NHL season against the Washington Capitals, Jágr was named as the 24th captain in the history of the New York Rangers, replacing Mark Messier, who retired before the 2005–06 season. Jágr then proceeded to score a goal on his very first shift in the game, just under 30 seconds into the new season.
On November 19, 2006, he scored his 600th career NHL goal on Tampa Bay goalie Johan Holmqvist, making him the 16th player in NHL history to do so. Power play linemate Brendan Shanahan had scored his 600th goal almost three weeks earlier, making them the first teammates in NHL history to score their 600th goal in the same season.
On February 10, 2007, against the Washington Capitals, Jágr earned an assist on a goal by Michal Rozsíval to record his 1,500th career point. He is only the 12th NHLer to reach this mark. He is the fourth fastest player to score 1,500 points after Marcel Dionne, Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky.
On April 5, 2007, against the Montreal Canadiens, Jágr scored his 30th goal of the 2006–07 NHL season to record 15 consecutive seasons of 30 or more goals. This tied the NHL record of consecutive 30-goal seasons held by Mike Gartner.
After a regular season slowed by a weak shoulder, he led the New York Rangers to a sweep of the Atlanta Thrashers in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. The Rangers would fall to the Buffalo Sabres in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
On November 14, 2007, against the New Jersey Devils, Jágr scored his 4th goal of the 2007–08 NHL season at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, making him the first player to score a goal in 53 different NHL arenas.
Avangard Omsk (2008–2011)
On July 3, 2008, Jágr, a free agent for the first time in his career, was informed by Rangers GM Glen Sather that the club was moving on without him. Sather admitted that the two sides never engaged in detailed negotiations for a new contract, and that after many months of speculation, Jágr was "seriously considering" going to Russia to finish his career, despite offers from other NHL teams. A day later, these reports came true, when Jágr agreed to a two-year deal with Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League; the deal was reported to pay Jágr the equivalent US$5 million annually. Jágr was named Avangard's captain on January 30, 2009.
Jágr was sitting next to Alexei Cherepanov when Cherepanov, a first-round pick of the Rangers, died. They were discussing the past shift when Cherepanov collapsed right into Jágr on the bench at the Ice Hockey Center 2004 arena.
In April 2009, Jágr publicly stated an interest in returning to the NHL, stating that he really just needed a break from the pressures of an 82-game NHL schedule. Jágr, who claimed to have lost 15 pounds since his last NHL season, and who was "practicing a lot harder than [he] ever did in [his] life" stated he would be interested in joining the Edmonton Oilers because of the interest they showed in July 2008. However, following the expiration of his original contract with Avangard, Jágr re-signed with Avangard for the 2010–11 KHL season.
Philadelphia Flyers (2011–2012)
On July 1, 2011, Jágr returned to North America, and rather than signing with his original NHL team in Pittsburgh, he opted to sign a one-year, $3.3 million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers, the Penguins' cross-state rival. Jágr scored his 1600th point during his debut game with the Flyers, assisting on a Claude Giroux goal as the Flyers won their season opener 2–1 over the Boston Bruins on October 6, 2011. Usually playing on a top line with Giroux and Scott Hartnell, Jágr was among the top scorers during the start of the 2011–12 season. Jágr scored his first and second goals as a Philadelphia Flyer on October 24, 2011, against the Toronto Maple Leafs. On October 29, 2011, he scored his 650th and 651st NHL goals against the Carolina Hurricanes. He scored his only goal of the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs during Philadelphia's matchup with Pittsburgh. The Flyers were ultimately eliminated by the eventual Eastern Conference champion New Jersey Devils.
During the NHL lockout in 2012–13 season, Jagr played for his own team Rytíři Kladno in the Czech Extraliga. During this lockout, he scored 24 goals and 33 assists in 34 games, and before leaving Kladno for the Dallas Stars, he was in second place of Czech Extraliga's scoring list.
Dallas Stars (2012–2013)
On July 3, 2012, Jágr signed a one-year deal, reportedly worth $4.5 million, with the Dallas Stars of the NHL. The signing marked Jagr's first time playing in the Western Conference. Jágr said during a conference call two days later that the Montreal Canadiens had been his first choice as a free agent. "I always wanted to play in Canada and I wanted to go to Montreal if I had a chance, but Montreal wasn't interested," Jágr said. "All of a sudden I got a phone call from Stars' general manager Joe Nieuwendyk that Dallas was interested." After the NHL lockout ended, he made his debut as a Dallas Star on January 19, 2013, when he tallied two goals and two assists in a 4–3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes.
Boston Bruins (2013)
On Tuesday, April 2, 2013, Jágr was traded to the Boston Bruins for two prospects and a draft pick. He made his Bruins debut on Thursday, April 4, scoring the lone goal in Boston's 1–0 win over the New Jersey Devils, and with his second Bruins goal, the first scored in a 3–0 shutout over the Florida Panthers on April 21, 2013, Jágr tied the record for the most game-winning goals in an NHL career (118), previously set by past Bruin great Phil Esposito.
When Jágr played in Game 1 of the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals, he set a new record for the longest gap between Finals appearances - 21 years, surpassing the previous record of 19 years, which was established by Gary Roberts in 2008; coincidentally, both instances involved someone with the Penguins at one end of those streaks. After the Bruins lost the Finals to the Chicago Blackhawks, the team announced on June 26, 2013 that they have no intention of resigning Jágr.
New Jersey Devils (2013–present)
On Monday July 22, 2013, Jágr agreed to a one year deal with the New Jersey Devils, as reported by Pierre Lebrun of ESPN. The deal includes $2 million guaranteed and another $2 million incentive if Jágr plays at least 40 games. Jágr, at age 41, hoped to help replace the loss of Ilya Kovalchuk for the Devils. He scored his first goal as a Devil on October 7, 2013 in a 5-4 shootout loss to the Edmonton Oilers. The goal came on the twenty-third anniversary of his first NHL goal which, coincidentally, was against the Devils. On November 21, 2013, Jágr tied Gordie Howe's record of game-winning goals with 121, with his 690th goal, which tied him in ninth place (with former teammate Mario Lemieux) for all-time goal-scoring leaders in his twentieth NHL season.
Although he has repeatedly denied that he has a gambling problem, he admitted in 2003 that he settled debts totaling US$950,000 with two internet gambling sites between 1998 and 2002. The first of these incidents centered on Belize-based website CaribSports and its owner, William Caesar, to which Jágr owed $500,000. Sports Illustrated reported that Jágr agreed to make monthly payments to Caesar to settle the debt, and Caesar leaked the story to the press when Jágr stopped making payments. In 2003, the Internal Revenue Service filed a $3.27 million lien against him for unpaid taxes for the 2001 tax year. Only a few months before, Jágr had settled a $350,000 claim for taxes dating to 1999. In the summer of 2006, Jágr sued his former accountant over a tax form that was supposed to have been filed in 2003, claiming that the form would have saved him $6 million had it been filed in a timely fashion.
Jágr wears the number 68, which he has worn through his entire career, in honour of the Prague Spring rebellion that occurred in Czechoslovakia in 1968 and his grandfather, who died while in prison that same year.
Jágr has been a long-time supporter of the liberal conservative Civic Democratic Party, stating in 2004 that he "had always" voted for the party. In previous election he has appeared at the party's billboards and was among its sponsors.
On May 26, 2010, he announced he was backing the Civic Democrats and its leader Petr Nečas. At the press conference he said: "I realise that there will be elections in two to three days. I would like their outcome to be good."
He also urged the party not to forget about sports when distributing money. "We all know what would happen if the young did not practice any sport. If children practice some sport, they do not have time for other things such as alcohol."
Jágr is an Orthodox Christian; he was baptized in 2001 by Prague's metropolitan. Orthodox Christians are a tiny minority in the Czech Republic, which has historically been dominated by Roman Catholicism and Protestantism but now has one of the least religious populations in the world. Jagr began to speak more publicly about his faith after his three-year stint in Russia (a historically Orthodox nation).
"I didn't even know what anagram meant in English, how could I translate that into Czech?"
Jágr during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver
|Men's ice hockey|
|Representing Czech Republic|
|Bronze||2004 World Cup||Ice hockey|
|Gold||2005 Vienna||Ice hockey|
|Gold||2010 Cologne||Ice hockey|
|Bronze||2011 Bratislava||Ice hockey|
|European Champions Cup|
|Gold||2005 Saint Petersburg||Ice hockey|
|Bronze||1990 Bern||Ice hockey|
|European Junior Championship|
|Silver||1989 Kiev||Ice hockey|
|World Junior Championship|
|Bronze||1990 Finland||Ice hockey|
Jágr has represented his country many times, but his international statistics are considerably lower than those he posted in the National Hockey League. In 1994 he and Martin Straka arrived in the middle of the World Championships. The fans' expectations were high as Jágr was an NHL star, but before they were able to integrate into the team Czechs lost their quarterfinal game and were out of the tournament. Jágr was also hurt in numerous other games. The 1996 World Cup of Hockey also did not see Jágr at his best. His performance was hampered by the flu and it only underscored the poor play of the whole team. After losing 7–3 to Finland, 3–0 to Sweden and 7–1 even to relatively weak Germany, the team did not qualify for the playoffs.
All this was forgotten in 1998 when the Czech Republic won the gold medal in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. It was only the third gold medal for Czech or Czechoslovak sportsmen from the Winter Olympics and it is still fondly remembered.
Jágr did not play in the 1996, 1999, 2000 or 2001 World Championships, where the Czech Republic won the gold medals. He was a member of the team on the 2004 World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic, where the expectations were high, especially after the team won all the games in the group, but they lost in the quarterfinals game.
It was the 2005 World Championships that finally brought a gold medal to Jágr. Although he broke his finger in an early game against Germany, he played with it bandaged during the rest of the tournament and led his team to victory.
More injuries struck Jágr in the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. He was injured after a hit from Jarkko Ruutu in the game against Finland; he required stitches to his eyebrow. However, the injury was not as serious as it first seemed, and Jágr was able to play in the following games. He was unable to finish the bronze medal game due to muscle injury. Despite this trouble Jágr won the second Olympic medal in his life — bronze this time. Jágr was the flag bearer of the 2010 Winter Olympics for the Czech Republic. This time, the Czechs finished seventh after a defeat in the quarterfinals to Finland.
These records are as of the end of the 2011–12 season.
- Most career game-winning goals – 121
- Most single-season points by a right wing – 149
- Most single-season points by a European-born player – 149
- Most career overtime goals – 17
- Most career goals by a European-born player – 681
- Most career assists by a European-born player – 1,007
- Most career points by a European-born player – 1,688
- Most career game-tying goals by a European-born player – 11 (Tied with Teemu Selanne)
- Most career shots on goal by a European-born player – 4,849
- Most career playoff game-winning goals by a European-born player – 16
- Most consecutive 30-goal seasons (1991–2007) – 15 (Shared with Mike Gartner, including the shortened 1994–95 NHL season, 48 games)
- Most consecutive 70-point seasons (15) (including the shortened 1994–95 NHL season, 48 games)
- Longest drought between Stanley Cup Finals appearances- 21 years
- Only player to play in the Stanley Cup Finals as a teenager and at 40+ years of age
Pittsburgh Penguins records
- Most single-season points by a right wing – 149
- Most single-season goals a European-born player – 62
- Most single-season assists by a right wing – 87
- Most single-season assists by a European-born player – 87
- Most single-season power-play goals by a European-born player – 20
- Most single-season game-winning goals – 12
- Most single-season shots on goal – 403
- Most career points by a right wing – 1,079
- Most career points by a European-born player – 1079
- Most career goals by a right wing – 439
- Most career goals by a European-born player – 439
- Most career assists by a right wing – 640
- Most career assists by a European-born player – 640
- Most career playoff game-winning goals – 78
- Most career power-play goals by a right wing – 110
- Most career power-play goals by a European-born player – 110
- Most career shorthanded goals by a European-born player – 9
- Most career overtime goals – 9
- Most career game-tying goals – 10
- Most career shots on goal by a right wing – 2,911
- Most career shots on goal by a European-born player – 2,911
- Most career playoff goals by a right wing – 65
- Most career playoff goals by a European-born player – 65
- Most career playoff points by a right wing – 147
- Most career playoff points by a European-born player – 147
- Most career playoff shorthanded goals by a right wing – 2 (Tied with Eddie Olczyk)
- Most career playoff shorthanded goals in the playoffs by a European-born player – 2
- Most career playoff game-winning goals – 14
- Most career playoff overtime goals – 4
- Most career playoff shots on goal – 461
- Most career playoff power-play goals by a right wing – 19
- Most career playoff power-play goals by a European-born player – 19
New York Rangers records
- Most single-season goals (2005–06) – 54
- Most single-season points (2005–06) – 123
- Most single-season power-play goals (2005–06) – 24
- Most single-season shots on goal (2005–06) – 368
- Most single-season game-winning goals (2005–06) – 9 (Tied with Mark Messier 1996–97 and Don Murdoch 1980–81)
- Most single-season assists by a right wing (2005–06) – 69
- NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE (NHL)
- Stanley Cup champion
- Art Ross Trophy (Scoring champion)
- Lester B. Pearson Award (MVP - voting by Players)
- Hart Memorial Trophy (MVP - voting by Media)
- Selected to 12 NHL All-Star games: 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
- NHL First Team All-Star – 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006
- NHL Second Team All-Star – 1997
- NHL All-Rookie Team – 1991
- Olympic Games Medailist
- IIHF World Championships Medailist
- IIHF European Club Champion
- IOC Trophy Winner
- 2011 (“Sport, inspiring young people”)
- IIHF World Championship directorate award winner
- IIHF World Championship All-Star Team – 2004, 2005 and 2011
- KONTINENTAL HOCKEY LEAGUE (KHL)
- Continental Cup
- All-Star Game
- Golden Stick Award – 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2011. Awarded annually to the top ice hockey player in the Czech Republic (and previously in Czechoslovakia), Jágr surpassed five-time winner Dominik Hašek in 2005, going on to win his tenth in 2011.
- Medal of Merit in the second grade, awarded by the president of the Czech Republic Václav Klaus in 2010
- Flagbearer for the Czech Olympic Team at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver.
- Sportsperson of the Year (Czech Republic), awarded by journalists in the Czech Republic.
- In 1998 he was ranked number 37 on The Hockey News' list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players. This made him the highest-ranked player to have been trained outside Canada. Jágr, who was only 26 at the time, was additionally the second-youngest player on the list, older only than 25-year-old, No. 54-ranked Eric Lindros.
Regular season and playoffs
|2003–04||New York Rangers||NHL||31||15||14||29||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||New York Rangers||NHL||82||54||69||123||72||3||0||1||1||2|
|2006–07||New York Rangers||NHL||82||30||66||96||78||10||5||6||11||12|
|2007–08||New York Rangers||NHL||82||25||46||71||58||10||5||10||15||12|
|Junior int'l totals||12||13||17||30||8|
|Senior int'l totals||96||35||47||82||52|
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