The New Jersey Devils announced on Tuesday that they signed 41-year-old Jaromir Jagr. They signed the future Hall of Fame forward to a one-year, $2 million contract.
This stop is Jagr’s seventh team in his NHL career. Jagr started last season with the Stars but then got traded to the Boston Bruins midway through the year, finishing the season with 16 goals and 19 assists, which isn’t bad for someone that’s over 40 years old. He didn’t score a goal in the postseason, but he was effective in other ways. The forward finished with 10 assists in the playoffs and showed he still has stick-handling, puck possession, and a wealth of knowledge on the ice—which will come in handy for the Devils.
The Devils were unable to replace Ilya Kovalchuk’s—who retired from the NHL just last week—speed and scoring ability, but get Jagr who is familiar around the net with 681 career NHL goals.