Jaromir Jagr joins select group with first goal at age 44


Tired of hearing about Jaromir Jagr making history or hitting milestones that are obscure or impressive (or both)? Well, you might want to sit the next months/couple years out, then. He keeps climbing the ranks.

In Thursday’s case, it leaned a little toward the obscure, although it’s still really cool.

Jagr scored his first goal at age 44 on Thursday, becoming only the fourth NHL player to accomplish such a feat. He joined luminaries Gordie Howe, Chris Chelios and Doug Harvey with this tally:

He’s in a strong position to score the most goals at 44 years old (and maybe beyond), too, by the way:

Want a less age-specific take? With his 740th career goal, Jagr is just one tally short of tying Brett Hull for third all-time:

In other words, don’t be surprised if Jagr hits an even bigger milestone in the near future, health permitting.

Note: The San Jose Sharks ended up beating Jagr’s Florida Panthers 2-1 via a shootout.