The veteran ice hockey star Jaromír Jágr won his first game in the
colours of Calgary Flames on Wednesday. His compatriot Michael Frolík
notched up one goal and one assist for Calgary in a 4:3 overtime victory at
At 45 Jágr is the oldest active player in the NHL. He is the second most productive player in the league's history. Wednesday's game was his first appearance in six months.
Czech hockey legend Jaromír Jágr has trained for the first time with his
new NHL team, the Calgary Flames, with whom he signed this week.
The 45-year-old player who picked up 46 points last season (16 goals, 30 assists) had warned beforehand that he hadn’t trained with a team in five months and joked after the practice that he was glad he had survived.
Calgary is Jágr’s ninth club – but first Canadian team – in 24 seasons in the NHL.
Czech ice hockey veteran, Jaromír Jágr, has signed a one-year contract
with the Canadian NHL club, the Calgary Flames. The deal comes on the eve
of the start of the new season.
Jágr, 45, has been for weeks seeking a new team as a free agent after his former contract with the Florida Panthers was not extended at the end of the last season.
The new deal could allow Jágr to set a new record for NHL league starts.
The TSN sports news channel has reported that Canadian NHL ice hockey club,
the Calgary Flames, are very hopeful about signing Czech veteran Jaromír
Jágr after initial talks. Jágr, 45, who last season played for the
Florida Panthers with 16 goals and 30 assists, is a free agent looking for
a team after being dropped by the club at the end of the season.
Rumours peaked last week that Jágr might return to play for local Czech club, the Kladno Knights, which he owns. The player later said that talks about possible NHL openings would detain him. The NHL season is about to start.
Czech top football league leaders, Viktoria Plzeň, turned around their
home match against Bohemians 1905 to win 2:1.
The ninth win in a row equals the start of the season winning run of Sparta Prague in 2011.
Plzeň’s win gives them a 10 point lead over second placed Olomouc, who were due to play later on Sunday.
In football, Sparta Prague drew in a goalless match against Dukla Prague.
It is the fourth time in a row that Sparta have failed to win away this season and further distances the club from the league leaders. Sparta’s Jan Holenda came closest to opening the score when he hit the post.
Sparta are in fourth position in the league with 15 points, nine adrift of leaders Viktoria Plzeň who play on Sunday.