The New Jersey Devils were stunned when Ilya Kovalchuk suddenly bolted, leaving behind $77 million in order to return home to Russia and play for the KHL.
Today, they’ve made a move to fill the gap, reportedly finalizing a one-year deal with Jaromir Jagr, according to ESPN.
At 41, Jagr scored 16 goals in stints with the Dallas Stars and Boston Bruins. With Boston, he had 10 assists and no goals in 22 playoff games. Jagr has played for six NHL teams, scoring 681 goals.