Jaromir Jagr, at the youthful age of 42, continues to climb the list for all-time scoring in the National Hockey League.
Jagr recorded an assist on Mike Cammalleri’s first goal as a member of the New Jersey Devils on Thursday. That point pushed Jagr past Steve Yzerman and into sole possession of sixth all-time in NHL scoring, according to the league’s public relations department.
Jagr is now up to 1,756 points with that helper. He just keeps on going, doesn’t he?
Jagr, 42, trails Marcel Dionne (731 goals, 1,755 points) by 14 points for fifth on the all-time list. Jagr, who is in his 21st NHL season and second with the Devils, is also sixth on the all-time list with 705 goals, three behind Mike Gartner (708). His 1,051 assists rank eighth, 12 behind Yzerman.
It would also appear that the combination of Jagr and Cammalleri is slowly starting to build some chemistry. This was an issue toward the end of September during the pre-season. Yes, they were still trying to figure each other out.
“Especially good players and good offensive players, they need to get to know each other – where they like the puck, the areas of the ice they like to get to, those kind of things,” Devils head coach Pete DeBoer said last month. “So, they’re in the dating stage right now.”