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A previous member of the Boston Bruins is officially making a comeback to professional hockey at 51 years old

Published December 20, 2023 at 5:23 PM
BY CHRIST
The conversation surrounding Jaromir Jagr's impact is highly debated, particularly regarding his possible inclusion in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Despite holding the second-highest scoring record in NHL history, Jagr, nearing his 52nd birthday, is currently unable to enter the Hall of Fame. The reason for this is his ongoing role as a player for the Kladno Knights, a team he owns in the Czech Republic.


Despite not playing in the NHL for almost six years, Jagr's ongoing participation in Czechia delays his qualification for the Hall of Fame. According to The Athletic's report, the current regulations demand a three-year waiting period after a player's final professional match. This regulation has been rigorously enforced since Wayne Gretzky's instant induction in 1999. The intention behind this rule adjustment was to prevent creating distinctions within the Hall and to address scenarios where players, like Mario Lemieux and Gordie Howe, come out of retirement.

Jagr's career stands out not just for its enduring duration but also for its significant influence. He holds an outstanding track record, having scored 766 goals and accumulated 1,921 points in the NHL regular season, along with numerous achievements such as two Stanley Cup triumphs and various individual honors. Even at the age of 51, Jagr remains a considerable asset to his team, hinting at the possibility of his return to play in the upcoming season.



Source: Houseofhockey
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