Veteran Jaromir Jagr will sign with Dallas

Philadelphia Flyers forward Jaromir Jagr

The Dallas Stars have been one of the busiest teams in the off-season so far. After signing left winger Ray Whitney and landing center Derek Roy in a trade, the team has made another splash. Today, the hockey world found out that Jaromir Jagr will sign with Dallas. It’s a one-year, 4.55 million deal.

The legendary right winger is known for his remarkable longevity and skill. The Pittsburgh Penguins drafted him fifth overall in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. Early in his career, Jagr quickly became one of the league’s most dominant players. He won two consecutive Stanley Cups with the Penguins in 1991 and 1992. During the 1990s, Jaromir Jagr and Mario Lemieux were arguably the most dominant dynamic duo in the NHL.

Jagr is known for his incredible strength, skill, and hockey intelligence. Beyond the NHL, Jagr has had a successful international career with the Czech Republic. He won Olympic gold in 1998 and has won numerous World Championship medals. His impact on the sport extends off the ice, with his charismatic personality and business ventures, making him a prominent figure in the hockey world.

A hockey legend who has been around the game for decades, Jaromir Jagr is the answer to a lot of NHL trivia questions.

“The moves we’ve been able to make the last few days are an indication that we are back as a real, relevant franchise, and we’re very pleased at what has transpired,” Stars GM Joe Nieuwendyk said.

Jagr had 54 points in 73 games last season with the Flyers in his return to the NHL.

“He’s still a world-class player,” Nieuwendyk said. “For us to bring a player like that to our franchise is a big deal.”

After these big acquisitions, Nieuwendyk is expected to secure restricted free agent Jamie Benn.

Dallas missed the playoffs by only six points last season. They hope these moves will propel them into post-season hockey.

Photo Source: Bridget Samuels.

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