Updated Friday with interview with media.
We’ve been updating our original posting since the news broke on the signing announcement. Keep following this post for additional updates.
SUNRISE–The old Panther is being retired. While the pouncing predator will no longer be the crest of the Florida Panthers, the oldest Panther, the oldest player in the NHL, the one and only Jaromir Jagr, WILL continue his splendid career of mentoring, milestone chasing and trying to be part of an exciting team hoping to advance three rounds beyond the first round ouster that ended their season less than two weeks ago.
Jagr released the news on Facebook. Reaction has been voluminous, most can be translated to English or your language of choice.
JAGRometer.com is happy to share the official team announcement with you today.
Type in “Jagr” on twitter today and you’ll see thousands of reactions there.
Jagr modestly claims the milestones don’t matter but he goes out and adds to his staggering lifetime totals, scoring and assisting on big goals in important games. Though after combining for 75 goals during the division winning season, the Panthers top line of Jonathon Huberdeau, Aleksander Barkov and Jagr found little success against goalie Thomas Griess in the opening round.
The Panthers lost a tense series to the Islanders with three of their four losses coming in games they saw the New York Islanders battle back to tie the games only to lose in overtime. Jagr was held to two assists and saw his non-goal scoring streak in playoff games extend to 37 games dating back to 2012. It was a series of frustration for the Panthers top scoring trio as they collectively scored only three goals on nearly 100 shots in the six game series.
Let’s roll the tape back about two weeks ago when Jagr and others spoke about the season.
We close each new edition with
someone in the Florida Panthers organization liked it so much they put it into a graphic for recruiting season ticket holders:
Assorted Jagr-related links:
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Some Jagr-related social media accounts:
@68Jagr This is the real site, the one and only official Jaromir Jagr twitter account. Postings are rare, but worth the wait. Jagr has been more active on Twitter this season.
The two best Jagr facebook pages are:
This is the page Jagr posts on, if he is going to post at all.
Another good facebook page is one produced by someone in the Czech Republic. It has more than 100,000 likes. This is not the official page, but it is very good.
@FlaPanthers and @FLAPanthersPR The official twitter accounts for news about the team.
@dougielarge Doug Cifu, few owners in sports relate to the fans as much as this man who interacts with fans and media on twitter.
@goldieonice — Steve Goldstein, TV play-by-play of the Panthers. Brings all those exciting highlights to life.
@DenisPotvinFox — NHL Hall of Famer Denis Potvin works along side Goldstein in the booth.
@HeyRedDeer color man Randy Moller who left the radio booth to help Goldstein and Potvin on TV.
@GeorgeRichards Panthers beat writer for the Miami Herald.
@HFialkov Panthers beat writer for the Sun Sentinel
@AntwanStaley Includes Panthers coverage in his all sports all the time reports
twitter for Cats On the Prowl, offering detailed reviews of Panthers games and more.
@SunshineSkate twitter for The Sunshine Skate, another blog with special emphasis on advanced stats and charts that will make you dizzy.
@Zdenek_Janda US-based Czech reporter who covers the NHL and reports on other news for the people of the Czech Republic.
@Jsmidcro Jan Smid was a US-based Czech reporter who collaborated on “Jagr”, an autobiography in the late 90’s detailing Jagr’s early life and career in the NHL.
@NHLHistoryGirl This hockey loving woman shares interesting informational tidbits about hockey and the NHL in general. How does she do it?
@MyRegularFace She’s another gem. Watches lots of games and gets up GIFs faster than nhl.com or anyone else out there.
@HockeyCzech National organization for hockey in the Czech Republic.
@68isgr8 is the twitter for The Traveling Jagrs. Clad in different Jagr jerseys and hair styles from 68’s career, they gained league-wide recognition when they caught Jagr’s attention during a pre-game skate of a Dallas Stars game in Canada during the 2012-2013 season. Since then, they convene at games in Western Canada and make a road trip or two every year, playing street hockey with locals, posing for hundreds of pictures, and having a good time with fans while honoring an all-time NHL legend.
Ray Haluska aka Kladno Jagr, curator of the Jagr-O-Meter
https://twitter.com/CruisingRay or email ROKINRAY@AOL.COM