Jagr scores 700th career goal


Jaromir Jagr, left, is congratulated by Ryan Carter after Jagr scored his 700th goal in the second period Saturday. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Jaromir Jagr scored his 700th career goal on Saturday, becoming only the seventh player in NHL history to hit that number. Now with the Devils, Jagr scored the second goal of the game as New Jersey routed the Islanders on Long Island, 6-1, while also adding an assist.

Now 42, Jagr is playing in his 20th NHL season, which doesn’t include his three seasons in the KHL. After more than a decade in Pittsburgh, the Capitals signed him to a then-record $77 million deal for seven years. But after falling short of expectations, Washington traded him to the New York Rangers. After three more years there, Jagr went to play in the KHL.

Since returning to the NHL, Jagr has played on four teams in three seasons, including Philadelphia, Dallas, Boston and now New Jersey.

Jagr sits eight spots behind former Capital Mike Gartner on the all-time goal scoring list, who is currently in sixth place. Jagr won two Stanley Cups early in his career with Pittsburgh, plus five scoring titles. Jagr also represented the Czech Republic in the Olympics in Sochi, and won a gold medal in 1998 in Nagano.

Ben Sumner works in The Post’s IT department and writes for Capitals Outsider.
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