Tuesday April 7th, 2015

Jaromir Jagr told Czech Daily Sport that the chances he will sign a new contract with the Florida Panthers are "pretty good." 

Jagr also asked the Miami Herald's George Richards "What's not to love?" when asked about potentially returning to the Panthers next season. 

The 43-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent in July. Florida acquired Jagr in a trade with the New Jersey Devils in February. 

The Panthers are currently 36–39 with 87 points and have been eliminated from playoff contention. 

MUIR: Playoffs on now for reeling Penguins

On Sunday, Jagr posted on his Facebook page, saying, "Too bad it didn't work out this year, but the weather and the crew (full of young players) there is excellent. I think in two years, the Florida Panthers can think about the Stanley Cup."

In 75 games this season, Jagr has 16 goals and 26 assists. 

Jagr was drafted fifth in the 1990 draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins and spent the first 11 years of his career there. The Czech veteran is a five-time Art Ross trophy-winner and 12-time All-Star. Earlier this season, he became the oldest NHL player ever to score a hat trick.

- Molly Geary

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