Jaromir Jagr Passes Gordie Howe for 3rd on NHL's All-Time Points List

Danny WebsterAnalyst IIIMarch 7, 2016

Florida Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr (68) skates with the puck against the Winnipeg Jets during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, in Sunrise, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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Jaromir Jagr is no longer tied with Gordie Howe.

The 44-year-old Florida Panthers star now sits alone in third on the NHL's all-time points list with 1,851 after his first-period assist Monday against the Boston Bruins.

The NHL tweeted this after the ageless wonder recorded the historic point:

Jagr recorded his 28th assist of the year on Aleksander Barkov's goal.

Sportsnet provided a clip of Jagr's assist, which was followed by Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask claiming there was interference on the play:

Jagr tied Howe in his team's game against the Colorado Avalanche on March 3 with an assist to Erik Gudbranson.

The assist Jagr recorded Monday night was his 49th point of the season. He's now one point away from his first 50-point season since he was a member of the Dallas Stars in 2013-14.

Jagr has played for eight different teams throughout the course of his legendary 25-year career, and John Shannon of Sportsnet broke down all the points he's scored for each team:

The chase for the No. 2 spot on the all-time list is on. Jagr trails Mark Messier by only 36 points, though he would need to record nearly two points per game to pass him this year.

Jagr may not reach Wayne Gretzky, who is more than 1,000 points ahead of Jagr. But by passing another legend, Jagr continues to show he's one of the best to ever lace up his skates.

 

Stats courtesy of Hockey-Reference.com