Stars sign Jaromir Jagr to one-year deal
Dallas, TX, United States (4E Sports) – The Dallas Stars have strengthened their power play with the signing of veteran right wing Jaromir Jagr.
Jagr agreed to a one-year, $4.55 million deal with the Stars, giving them a major threat in power play situations. Last season, Dallas converted an NHL-worst 13.5 percent of its opportunities.
An 18-year veteran, Jagr had eight goals and 12 assists on power plays in 2011-12 and has 189 career power-play goals.
“Jaromir Jagr is, without a doubt, one of the best players in the history of this league, and he demonstrated last season that he remains incredibly skilled, productive and valuable,” Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk said.
“We see him fitting into our top two lines and contributing heavily to our offensive attack. We’re very excited about adding a player of Jaromir’s caliber to our club,” he added.
Jagr, 40, played for the Philadelphia Flyers last season, scoring 19 goals and 54 points. Before joining Philadelphia, he spent three seasons with Avangard Omsk in the Russian Kontinental Hockey League.
A two-time Stanley Cup champion with Pittsburgh in 1991 and 1992, Jagr leads all active NHL players in career goals (665) and assists (988). The former 1999 Hart Trophy winner is a nine-time All-Star and five-time Art Ross Trophy winner.
In his 18-year NHL career with Pittsburgh, Washington, New York Rangers and Philadelphia, Jagr has never earned a sub-50 point campaign and has the most 50-plus-point seasons in that time span.
Jagr posted an NHL record of 15 consecutive 70-or-more point NHL seasons from 1992-2008. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound winger has earned more than 100 points in a season on four occasions, most recently in 2005-06 with the Rangers (123 points).
Jagr’s most prolific year came in 1995-96 with Pittsburgh, when he recorded 149 points, the 16th-highest single-season point total in NHL history and the highest-ever by a right wing.