Florida Panthers winger Jaromir Jagr’s goal against the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday afternoon was the 732nd of his career, making him the fourth-highest scorer in NHL history.
The milestone marker, his 10th of the season, came on a power play in the final seconds of the first period at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. Panthers center Aleksander Barkov threaded a cross-ice pass to the Czech forward, who hammered home a backdoor one-timer past Ryan Miller.
With the tally, the 43-year-old broke a tie with Marcel Dionne and now trails Brett Hull by just nine goals for third, a mark he should hit if his scoring pace continues on the season. He’s also chasing the third slot on the all-time points list as well. His 1,826 points trail “Mr. Hockey” Gordie Howe's career total by 24.
In the midst of his 22nd NHL season, Jagr leads the Panthers with 24 points despite missing three games. The two-time Stanley Cup champion has spent time with eight NHL teams (Penguins, Capitals, Rangers, Flyers, Stars, Bruins, Devils, and Panthers), while spending three seasons in the KHL from 2008-2011.
-- Mark Garbino