With an assist on Aleksander Barkov‘s goal on Thursday, Jaromir Jagr generated the 1,888th point of his legendary NHL career. In doing so, he broke his tie with Mark Messier and now stands alone at No. 2 all-time for points in league history.
Wayne Gretzky’s in first with an almost unthinkable 2,857 points so … Jagr would need to inspire years of old jokes to flirt with that mark.
Regardless, it’s an incredible achievement, one Jagr managed in his 1,663rd regular season game. The 44-year-old didn’t force people to wait very long for him to break his tie with Messier, as he hit 1,887 points on Tuesday.
As you can tell from the video above, it wasn’t a beauty. The quote Jagr provided regarding it was pretty fantastic, however: