Kontinental Hockey League club Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk has confirmed that
it is holding negotiations with Czech hockey legend Jaromír Jágr.
The general manager for Russia’s Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk, Rail Jakupov, told the daily Sports-Express that he was in talks with Jágr’s representatives, adding that they were waiting for his decision.
The 45-year old Jágr said earlier that he was ready to play in Europe if he couldn’t find work in the North American NHL.
Czech ice hockey legend Jaromír Jágr’s contract with the Florida Panthers has not been renewed ahead of the new season, meaning he must find a new club. The Panthers announced that the club regretted that it was seeking a new direction which did not include the 45 year old Czech. Local media say the new coach, Bob Boughner, did not see Jágr as part of the future set up. Jágr had wanted to stay on in Florida. He remarked on his Twitter account last week that he had no responses from approaches to various clubs.
Hockey legend Jaromír Jágr, set to be a free agent as of July 1, has tweeted a number of jokes that so far no teams have shown an interest. The player, who is 45, is known for a rigorous training program and has expressed the intention of playing for years to come, posted 46 points this season with the Florida Panthers. Jágr joked that instead of clubs calling him, he was calling them but that no one was picking up.
The Boston Bruins’ David Pastrňák has become the youngest player ever to win the Golden Hockey Stick for best Czech ice hockey player of the year. Speaking at the award ceremony in Prague on Tuesday night, the 21-year-old forward said he had dreamed of winning the poll when he was picked up the junior Golden Hockey Stick two years ago. Twelve-time winner Jaromír Jágr, who is 45, came eighth this year.
Hockey legend Jaromír Jágr picked up two assists in the Florida Panthers 3:0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday, the Panthers' second-last match of the season and last home game. The Panthers are out of playoff contention. Jágr, a pending free agent as of July 1, told the Sun Sentinel in a recent interview he "loved it with the Panthers", after saying throughout the season that he planned to continue playing hockey until 50 or 55. Negotiations on a new potential contract with Florida are to begin after the regular season wraps up.
Czech ice hockey star Jaromír Jágr notched up his 1900th NHL point on his 45th birthday. Jágr, the oldest active player in the league, provided an assist in the 53rd minute to help the Florida Panthers to a 5:3 lead over San Jose. The San Jose sharks came back with two goals to draw the match and force extra time but Florida sealed a 6:5 win..
When Jaromír Jágr began playing in the NHL at 18 with rock star hair (which later prompted the slogan Fear the mullet) back in 1990, few knew the talented player would still be playing more than a quarter of a century later. Not only that, but that he would be one of the best to have ever played the game, behind only the Great One Wayne Gretzky and Gordie Howe on goals. Jágr turned 45 on Wednesday and the future Hall of Famer is showing no signs of slowing down.