Jagr's Career Over In The NHL
It appears Jaromir Jagr's NHL career is over.
The Calgary Flames assigned the veteran forward to Czech squad HC Kladno.
It's a homecoming for Jagr, a native of Kladno, Czech Republic, who also is a co-owner of the franchise.
Calgary signed Jagr to a one-year contract in October but the 45-year-old had just one goal and six assists in 22 games.
Jagr cleared waivers yesterday, a day after the Flames waived him.
"I want to thank Brad Treliving and the Calgary Flames for giving me the immense opportunity to be a part of their team and continue my NHL career this season,'' Jagr said in a statement.
"Although I am very disappointed that things did not turn out as we had hoped due to a number of circumstances, I am deeply grateful to the Flames, the fans and the city of Calgary for having welcomed me so generously."
Jagr has recorded 766 goals and 1,921 points over his NHL career, good for third and second all-time in those categories. He has also played in 1,733 career games, behind only Mark Messier (1,756) and Gordie Howe (1,767) in league history.
"Jaromir's career speaks for itself,'' Treliving said. `"He is a legend in our sport and we are very appreciative that he selected Calgary to pursue his career in the NHL."