Jaromir Jagr Biography

Jaromir Jagr

Quick Facts About Jaromir Jagr

Celebrated Name Jaromir Jagr
Age 49 Years
Nick Name Jaromir Jagr
Birth Name Jaromir Jagr
Birth Date 1972-02-15
Gender Male
Profession Ice Hockey Player
Nationality Czech
Birth Nation Czech Republic
Place Of Birth Kladno
Father Jaromir Jagr
Mother Anna Jagrova
Siblings 1
Sisters Jitka Kallova
Horoscope Aquarius
Religion Christian
Ethnicity Czech-White
Race White
Education Ѕоukrоme Ѕtrеdni Оdbоrne Ucіlіste НР Рrоfісоn Ѕ.r.о.
Educational Qualification Ѕесоndаrу Тесhnісаl Ѕсhооl оf Сіvіl Еngіnееrіng аnd Вuѕіnеѕѕ Асаdеmу
Marital Status Unmarried
Sexual Orientation Straight
Girlfriend Veronika Koprivová
Net Worth $40 Million
Salary $1 Million
Source of Wealth Ice Hockey Career
Height 6 ft 3 in or 191 cm
Weight 230 lbs or 104 KG
Current Club HC Kladno of the Czech Extraliga (ELH)
Links Wikipedia

Jaromir Jagr is a Czech professional ice hockey right winger for as well as the owner of HC Kladno of the Czech Extraliga (ELH). Back then, he played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins, New Jersey Devils, Florida Panthers, and Calgary Flames, serving as captain of the Penguins and the Rangers. He is the most productive European player who has ever played in the NHL and is considered one of the greatest ice hockey players of all time. In 1990, at age 18, he was the youngest player in the NHL. Until his transfer, at age 45, he was the oldest player in the NHL and is the oldest player to record a hat-trick. He was the fifth overall selection in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. Additionally, he has represented his country many times.   

Jaromir Jagr has 'No Choice' but to keep playing for Kladno as he approaches age 50

Former NHL player Jaromir Jagr has decided that he will continue to play for Kladno in the Czech Extraliga even as he nears his 50th birthday. He will be turning 50 in February 2022, but he said that people are still expecting him to play well. It’s not easy anymore, believe me," Jagr said Wednesday to The Hockey News. "…mostly during my career, I felt that if I wanted to score a goal, I would score. But suddenly, this doesn't work. "At the same time, people still expect it from me, and that's probably the worst feeling when people think I can but I know I can't." He said that on top of the responsibility of being the owner of the club, he’s also continuing to play for his father, who passed on the majority ownership of Kladno to him in 2011. "As long as my father breathes, I take the club as my responsibility," he said. "He held it for 20 years. As a son, I would be embarrassed if I left." 

Why is Jaromir Jagr Famous For?

  • Being an ice hockey right-winger. 
  • Being a player for HC Kladno.

Czech professional ice hockey right winger, Jaromir Jagr

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Where is Jaromir Jagr from?

Jaromir Jagr was born on 15th February 1972. His place of birth is in Kladno, the Czech Republic. He was born to his father Jaromir Jagr and his mother, Anna Jagrova. His father owns a chain of hotels and serves as president of HC Kladno. Additionally, he has a sibling, a sister named Jitka Kallová. His birth sign is Aquarius and his religion is Christian. He was baptized in 2001 by Prague's metropolitan. He began to speak more publicly about his faith during his three-year stint in Russia, a historically Orthodox nation. He celebrated his 49th birthday as of 2021. He holds Czech nationality and he belongs to the Czech-White ethnicity. His race is White.

Regarding his education, Jagr started skating at the age of three. When he was 15-years old, he began playing at the highest level of competition in Czechoslovakia for HC Kladno. After a couple of years, he became the youngest member of the Czechoslovak national team. Јаgr wеnt tо thе Ѕоukrоme Ѕtrеdni Оdbоrne Ucіlіste НР Рrоfісоn Ѕ.r.о. аnd hаѕ аlѕо bееn tо Ѕесоndаrу Тесhnісаl Ѕсhооl оf Сіvіl Еngіnееrіng аnd Вuѕіnеѕѕ Асаdеmу. 

Jaromir Jagr Career Timeline

  • Jaromir Jagr was the first Czechoslovak player to be drafted by the NHL without first having to defect to the West. 
  • After he was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins with the fifth overall pick in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, he was able to immediately relocate to North America from Czechoslovakia.
  • When he attended the draft, in Vancouver, he was the first Czechoslovak player present at the NHL draft with his government's blessings.
  • In addition, he was also the supportive player ith the powerhouse Penguins that won back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1991 and 1992. 
  • What's more, he was one of the youngest players in NHL history, at age 20, to score a goal in the Stanley Cup Finals.
  • He won his first Art Ross Trophy in the 1994-1995 season after finishing the regular season with the most points in the NHL. 
  • From 1997-1998 to 2000-2001, Jágr would win four straight NHL scoring titles. 
  • In the year 1998, he led the Czech Republic to a gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics.
  • He scored three goals and four assists for a career-high seven-point night on 30th December 1999. 
  • In 806 games with Pittsburgh, he became only the second player (after Lemieux) to score 1,000 points as a Penguin. Jágr sits second behind Lemieux in career goals in franchise history and third, in games played, assists and points, having since been surpassed by Sidney Crosby. 
  • The Washington Capitals signed Jágr to the then-largest contract ever in NHL history at $77 million over seven years, an average annual value of $11 million, with an option for the eighth year in 2001.
  • In 2002-2003, Washington finished sixth overall in the Eastern Conference but lost to the upstart Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the 2003 playoffs despite winning the series' first two games.
  • He was eventually traded to the New York Rangers on 23rd January 2004. There was an agreement that Washington would pay approximately $4 million per year of Jágr's salary. He agreed to defer (with interest) $1 million per year for the remainder of his contract to allow the trade to go through. 
  • During the NHL labor dispute in 2004-2005, he had played for HC Kladno in the Czech Republic, and afterward for Avangard Omsk in the Russian Superleague (RSL).
  • He led the Czech Republic to gold at the 2005 World Hockey Championships in Austria. He also became a member of hockey's prestigious Triple Gold Club, players who have won a Stanley Cup, a World Hockey Championship, and an Olympic gold medal.
  • He scored his 1,400th point on a power-play goal against the Philadelphia Flyers on 2nd March 2006. 
  • On 18th March 2006, against the Toronto Maple Leafs, he became only the sixth Rangers player in team history to break the 100-point barrier and became the only Ranger right winger to score 100 points in a season.
  • He finished with 123 points, 54 goals, and 24 power-play goals, second in the NHL in all three categories in the 2005-2006 season. 
  • On 14th November 2007, against New Jersey, he scored his fourth goal of the 2007-2008 season at the Prudential Center in Newark, making him the first player to score a goal in 53 different NHL arenas. 
  • On 4th July, he agreed to a two-year contract with Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL); the contract was reported to pay Jágr the equivalent of US$5 million annually. He was named Avangard's captain on 30 January 2009. 
  • Additionally, he signed a new contract with Avangard for the 2010-2011 season.
  • He signed a one-year, $3.3 million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers, the Penguins' cross-state rival in 2011.
  • On 3rd July 2012, he signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Stars reportedly worth $4.5 million. 
  • During the 2012-2013 NHL lockout, he played for his own team, Rytíři Kladno, in the Czech Extraliga.
  • After the NHL lockout ended, he made his debut as a Star on 19th January 2013, when he tallied two goals and two assists in a 4-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes. 
  • On 2nd April 2013, he was traded to the Boston Bruins. He made his Bruins debut on 4 April, scoring the lone goal in Boston's 1-0 win over the New Jersey Devils.
  • On 22nd July 2013, he signed a one-year contract with the New Jersey Devils; the contract included $2 million guaranteed and another $2 million as an incentive bonus if Jágr was to play in at least 40 games.
  • On 26th February 2015, he was traded to the Florida Panther and made his team debut on 28 February in a 5-3 Panthers win over the Buffalo Sabres. 
  • On 12th April, one day after the end of the 2014-15 regular season, he signed a new one-year, $3.5 million contract with Florida for the 2015-16 season. 
  • On 22nd December 2016, he scored his 1,888th career point, surpassing Mark Messier to become second in career points, and on 15th February 2017, his 45th birthday, he became the second player to register his 1,900th NHL point. 
  • In 2017 on Twitter, as a free agent, Jágr tweeted: "FA 1994 - all GMs called, FA 2017- 0 calls" accompanied by a trophy emoji and a smiley emoji, as well as pictures taken in 1994 and 2017. 
  • He signed a one-year contract with the Calgary Flames on 4th October 2017. 
  • On 9th November 2017 against the Detroit Red Wings, he scored his first goal as a Flame, earning two points in a 6-3 win. 
  • On 28th January, it was reported that he was placed on waivers, signaling the end of his brief tenure with the Flames; he cleared waivers the following day and was assigned to HC Kladno in the WSM Liga. 
  • On 3rd February 2018, he played his first game for his hometown team, and his first game since 31 December 2017, playing nearly 20 minutes and recording three assists. 
  • On 19th April, he scored four goals in one game as Kladno was promoted to the top-flight Czech Extraliga.
  • Regarding his international career, he has represented his country many times. He did not play in 1996, 1999, 2000 nor 2001 World Championships in which the Czech Republic won the gold medals. 
  • In 2010, he was his nation's flag bearer at the 2010 Winter Olympics, but in the men's ice hockey tournament, the Czechs finished a disappointing seventh after a defeat in the quarterfinals to Finland. 
  • He represented his country at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, scoring two goals and one assist in five games as the Czech Republic again lost in the quarterfinals.

Records

  • Most career game-winning goals - 135
  • Most career points by a right wing - 1921
  • Most career assists by a right wing - 1142
  • Most single-season points by a right wing - 149
  • Most single-season assists by a right wing - 87
  • Most single-season points by a European-born player - 149
  • Most single-season assists by a European-born player - 87
  • Most career goals by a European-born player - 766
  • Most career assists by a European-born player - 1142
  • Most career points by a European-born player - 1921
  • Most career game-tying goals by a European-born player - 11 (tied with Teemu Selänne)
  • Most career shots on goal by a European-born player - 5554
  • Most career playoff game-winning goals by a European-born player - 16
  • Most consecutive 30-goal seasons (1991-2007) - 15 (shared with Mike Gartner and Alexander Ovechkin; included the shortened 1994-95 season, 48 games)
  • Most consecutive 70-point seasons (15) (including the shortened 1994-95 NHL season, 48 games)
  • Longest gap between Stanley Cup Finals appearances - 21 years (1992-2013)
  • Only player to play in the Stanley Cup Finals as a teenager and at over 40 years of age
  • Oldest player to score 60 points in a season
  • Oldest player to score a hat-trick (42 years and 322 days old)
  • Most different teams played on by a 1000-point scorer - 9 (tied with Paul Coffey) 

Pittsburgh Penguins records

  • Most single-season points by a right wing - 149
  • Most single-season assists by a right wing - 87
  • Most single-season assists by a European-born player - 87
  • Most single-season power-play goals by a European-born player - 20
  • Most single-season game-winning goals - 12
  • Most single-season shots on goal - 403
  • Most career points by a right wing - 1079
  • Most career points by a European-born player - 1079
  • Most career goals by a right wing - 439
  • Most career goals by a European-born player - 439
  • Most career assists by a right wing - 640
  • Most career assists by a European-born player - 640
  • Most career playoff game-winning goals - 78
  • Most career power-play goals by a right wing - 110
  • Most career power-play goals by a European-born player - 110
  • Most career shorthanded goals by a European-born player - 9
  • Most career overtime goals - 9
  • Most career game-tying goals - 10
  • Most career shots on goal by a right wing - 2911
  • Most career shots on goal by a European-born player - 2911
  • Most career playoff goals by a right wing - 65
  • Most career playoff goals by a European-born player - 65
  • Most career playoff points by a right wing - 147
  • Most career playoff points by a European-born player - 147
  • Most career playoff shorthanded goals by a right wing - 2 (tied with Ed Olczyk)
  • Most career playoff shorthanded goals by a European-born player - 2
  • Most career playoff game-winning goals - 14
  • Most career playoff overtime goals - 4
  • Most career playoff shots on goal - 461
  • Most career playoff power-play goals by a right-wing - 19
  • Most career playoff power-play goals by a European-born player - 19

New York Rangers records

  • Most single-season goals (2005-06) - 54
  • Most single-season points (2005-06) - 123
  • Most single-season power-play goals (2005-06) - 24
  • Most single-season shots on goal (2005-06) - 368
  • Most single-season game-winning goals (2005-06) - 9 (tied with Mark Messier 1996-97 and Don Murdoch 1980-81)
  • Most single-season assists by a right-wing (2005-06) - 69

Awards and Achievements

  • Stanley Cup champion in 1991, 1992 
  • NHL All-Rookie Team in 1991 
  • NHL All-Star Game in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2016
  • Art Ross Trophy in 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001
  • NHL First All-Star Team in 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006 
  • NHL Second All-Star Team in 1997 
  • Hart Memorial Trophy in 1999 
  • Lester B. Pearson Award in 1999, 2000, 2006 
  • Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy in 2016 

Czech awards

  • Golden Hockey Stick in 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2016
  • Czech Sportsperson of the Year (team) in 1998, 2005, 2010 
  • Czech Sportsperson of the Year (individual) in 2005

International

  • WC All-Star Team in 2004, 2005, 2011, 2015
  • WC Best Forward in 2011 
  • WC Most Valuable Player in 2015
  • IIHF All-Time Czech Team in 2020 

KHL

  • KHL All-Star Game in 2009, 2010, 2011
  • Continental Cup in 2011 

Other

  • Six Nations Tournament champion in 1995
  • Best NHL Player ESPY Award in 2006
  • Medal of Merit (second grade) in 2010

Who is Jaromir Jagr Girlfriend?

Jaromir Jagr is not married yet and he is still to get married. But he is currently dating his girlfriend, Veronika Koprivová since 2015. Veronika is also a 2012 Miss Czech pageant finalist. As of today, the couple is enjoying their present life happily without any disturbances. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. 

Jaromir Jagr and his girlfriend, Veronika Koprivová

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Previously, Jaromir Jagr began dating his girlfriend Iva Kubelkova in the year 1996. The couple lived together for three years and they broke up in 1999. Then, he dated his new girlfriend, Nikol Lenertova in the same year. The couple couldn't live in a long relationship and they split. He also had an affair with Lucie Borhyováin in the year 2004 and Inna Puhajková in the year 2006.  

What is Jaromir Jagr Net Worth?

Jaromir Jagr is a professional ice hockey player. He has accumulated a net worth of $40 million. Also, he has earned over $135,382,322 from his professional career in just 25 seasons to this date. He played for the Washington Capitals for about 7-year with a contract of $77 million which is the main source of his current net worth. He received an annual salary of $11 million during that time becoming the highest-paid player at that time. He signed a deal with Philadelphia Flyers for 1-year having a $3.3 million amount as a yearly salary. At present, he is signed to the HC Kladno with an annual salary of $1 million. His major source of wealth comes from his ice hockey career and he is living a luxurious lifestyle. He is currently residing in the USA. 

What is the Height of Jaromir Jagr?

Jaromir Jagr has a perfect height of 6 ft 3 in or 191 cm. His balanced weight consists of 230 lbs or 104 Kg or 16 st 6 lb. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a charming personality attracting a lot of people towards him. His other body measurements are unavailable at a moment. 

Did You Know?

  • Jagr is the ice hockey right winger for and the owner of HC Kladno of the Czech Extraliga (ELH).
  • He is the most productive European player who has ever played in the NHL and is considered one of the greatest ice hockey players of all time.
  • Until his transfer, at age 45, he was the oldest player in the NHL, and is the oldest player to record a hat-trick.
  • He was the fifth overall selection in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft.
  • His birth sign is Aquarius.