Jaromir Jagr is a highly skilled professional ice hockey player who holds the record for the second-most points as well as the oldest player to have scored a hattrick in the history of the NHL. Arguably one of the best in the sport, he is no doubt, the most effective player of European descent to have played in the NHL. Between 1991 and 1992, while playing with the Penguins, he won the Stanley Cup consecutively.
In terms of the Art Ross Trophy, Jaromir has won a total of five times as an individual player. Currently, he plays as a right winger and signed to the HC Kladno in the 1st Czech Republic Hockey League. Here are more interesting details you are sure to love.
Jaromir Jagr – Brief Bio
Jaromír Jágr was born in Kladno, Czech Republic (formerly Czechoslovakia), to father Jaromír Jágr and Mother, Anna Jagrova on the 15th of February 1972. At a very young age, Jaromir displayed an incredible passion for the game of hockey and soon enough, he began playing for his country professionally when he was just 15 years of age. Due to his extraordinary skills, it was no surprise that he got the approval of his government to declare for the NHL draft which also made him the first Czechoslovakian to do so.
In 1990, the Penguins chose him as the fifth overall pick. Proving that he was indeed an asset to the team, he helped the Penguins extremely by recording a total of 27 goals during the 1990/1991 season. He also aided his team to win their very first Stanley’s Cup. This feat earned him the NHL All-Star team title and the Penguins also named him to the same title during the 1991/1992 season. His performance even rose to an admirable point during the 1994/95 season when he played the offensive position for the team to cover up for the absence of fellow teammate, Mario Lemieux. Impressively, he continued playing the offensive position even after the return of Mario and also went on to earn the title for top scorer from the 1997/98 season to the 2000/2001 season. Jaromir Jagr was then traded to the Washington Capitals in 2001, not because of a poor performance but due to the hefty amount that characterized Jaromir’s six-year contract ($48 million).
By the time the 2007/08 season was over, Jaromir was a free agent and in the same season, he got signed to the Avangard Omsk of the Russian Continental Hockey League. After playing with the Russian team for three seasons, he then signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Flyers. Following the expiration of his contract with the Flyers, he played for two more teams (Dallas Stars and Boston Bruins) between 2012 and 2013.
During the off-season in 2012, Jaromir Jagr later signed with the New Jersey Devils but he was soon traded off to the Florida Panthers in February 2015. By December 2016, Jagr recorded an NHL carer high score of 1,888th points which in turn put him in second place as the athlete with one of the highest points, just behind Wayne Gretzky. The Calgary Flames was the next team to sign him in October 2017, but just after three months, having played a total of 22 games, he was let go mainly due to recurrent injuries. He thus decided to go back to his home country, Czech Republic, in 2018 where he has since joined the HC Kladno, a team he actually owns.
Is He Married? Girlfriend, Wife, Kids
Jaromir Jagr has had his own fair share of beautiful women in the span of his life and career. Also, given his charming looks, fame, and fortune, most ladies would definitely want to date him. Iva Kubelkova was the girlfriend he had as at the time he was still new to fame. Though the pair moved in together as a couple for three whole years, they ended up calling it quits with their relationship in 1996. Three years later in 1999, he met and began dating Nikol Lenertova. Unfortunately, just like his former relationship this one also ended as the pair couldn’t make it to the altar. He subsequently had a brief romantic affair with Lucie Borhyováin (2004) and Inna Puhajková (2006).
Jaromir Jagr was officially a single and unattached man for a long while after his previous relationships but this changed in 2015 when he met former beauty queen (Miss Czech pageant 2012) Veronika Koprivová. They are reportedly still together, perhaps, this is the one that ends up at the altar.
So far, the ice hockey winger has no known kids.