Devils forward Jaromir Jagr: 'I want to play until I'm 50'

Friday September 19th, 2014

New Jersey Devils forward Jaromir Jagr doesn’t plan on retiring any time soon, saying he wants to play until he is 50 years old.

Jagr, 42, has 1,755 points (705 goals, 1,050 assists) in 21 seasons with seven NHL teams. He said that he will continue to play if he is good enough to compete in the league.   

“I love the game. What I want to tell you is I don’t know if it’s going to be the last year in the NHL,” Jagr said to "If I stay healthy, it’s not going to be my last year in hockey. I want to play until 50, maybe more."

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Devils coach Pete DeBoer said he expects Jagr to play at a high level like he did last season, when he appeared in all 82 regular season games, scoring 24 goals and assisting on 43 others.     

“He looks like a 25-year-old coming through here,” DeBoer said. “He’s in great shape, excited to be here. The man loves the game and it’s nice to see him today.” 

Veterans reported to Devils training camp on Thursday.

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