To consummate the trade, Boston sent Lane MacDermid and minor leaguer Cody Payne to Dallas along with a conditional second-round draft pick. Jagr, 41, made his NHL debut in 1990 with the Pittsburgh Penguins and has also played for the Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, and Philadelphia Flyers.
So far this lockout-shortened season, the right-winger has 14 goals and 12 assists. Last season he scored 19 goals and had 35 assists with the Flyers. Prior to the 2011-2012 season, he played three years with the Kontinental Hockey League in Europe. Overall, he has 679 goals and 1,000 assists in 1,380 career NHL games.
Jagr, who will be an unrestricted free agent after this season, is one of a small group of professional hockey players to have won the Stanley Cup (1991 and 1992 with the Penguins), the Ice Hockey World Championships (2005, 2010), and the Olympic gold medal (1998). This is known as the Triple Gold Club, and Jagr is one of only two Czech players in the Triple Gold Club. He was also one of the youngest players in NHL history, at age 20, to score a goal in the Stanley Cup finals.
Bruins center David Krejci (who like Jagr is from Czechoslovakia) made these comments about the possibility of Jagr joining the Bruins: “He was the best for a long time, and he’s still one of the best right now. It’s good to see him still do well at his age. I had posters of him when I was a kid. He was obviously my hockey idol.” Boston Herald writer Steve Conroy suggests that Jagr is the next best thing behind Jarome Iginla: “After the B’s were spurned in the Iginla sweepstakes, the Czech-born Jagr could well be the most talented player left on the market, even if he’s well past his Hall of Fame prime. “
The NHL trade deadline is tomorrow at 3 pm Eastern time.
Who do you think got the better of the trade for Jaromir Jagr, the Dallas Stars or the Boston Bruins?