Jaromir Jagr Ties Gordie Howe for 3rd Place on NHL All-Time Points List

Danny Webster@@DannyWebster21Analyst IIIMarch 3, 2016

Florida Panthers' Jaromir Jagr, of the Czech Republic, is seen against the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio,  Sunday, Feb. 27, 2016. The Blue Jackets won 4-3 in a shootout. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
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Jaromir Jagr continues to prove age is just a number, as the 44-year-old Florida Panther tied legend Gordie Howe for third all-time with his 1,850th career point, per George Richards of the Miami Herald.

Jagr assisted on Erik Gudbranson's goal with 10 minutes, 18 seconds remaining in the first period in Thursday's game against the Colorado Avalanche.

Here's the exchange between Jagr and Gudbranson that led to Jagr's historic moment, via Sportsnet:

The assist was Jagr's 26th of the season. The veteran captain now has a team-leading 47 points for Florida, which came into Thursday's game atop the Atlantic Division. 

The next target on the list is Mark Messier, and Jagr would need to record approximately two points per game in order to catch him this year, per James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail:

Not only has Jagr had a historic season, but thanks to his play, the Panthers are also on the verge of making the playoffs for only the second time since the 1999-00 season. The five-time Art Ross Trophy winner might not win the trophy this year, but he will lead a young Florida team into the playoffs with a chance to make a deep run.


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