At 40 years old, Jaromir Jagr is clearly not the offensive force he once was. He did score 19 goals, though, for a Philadelphia Flyers team that featured a balanced, but potent, offense this season.
Eleven Flyers scored at least 10 goals in 2011-12. Philadelphia finished second in the NHL with 3.17 goals per game. Jagr played a large role in both of these stats.
Jagr has shown he must still be respected as a goal scorer. NHL franchises should really target him, though, for his experience and ability to mentor younger players.
Thanks to Jagr’s tutelage, Philadelphia made the Eastern Conference playoffs with a bunch of rookies, an inconsistent goaltender in Ilya Bryzgalov and no captain.
Any general manager seeking a strong locker room presence and a role player in the offensive zone should contact Jagr’s people, which include former NHL player and current agent Petr Svoboda.
Jagr’s career highlights include two Stanley Cup championships, nine All-Star game nods, seven First Team All-Star selections, five Art Ross Trophies, three Ted Lindsay Awards and a Hart Trophy.
His 665 career goals are good for 11th all time.