Jaromír Jágr Number 68

* 15 February 1972, Kladno, Czechoslovakia

Jaromír Jágr is perhaps the most well-known hockey player from our country. He was born on 15.2.1972 in Kladno. Before he started his path to fame, he helped his parents (Jaromír and Anna) and sister farm 35 acres of arable land. Jaromir took his first steps in hockey at PZ Kladno. At sixteen years old, he already saw his future, he wanted to play in the NHL. He experienced the peak of his early career at the World championship in Switzerland in 1990 when he was only 18 years old. The "young rifles“- Jagr, Reichel and Holik - were the most assertive forwards of our national team. After that, nothing could stop them on their way to the NHL. During the NHL draft in 1990, Jagr was the fifth player chosen and went to play for the Pittsburgh Penguins, a team that included his idol - Mario Lemieux. Now they would be playing together. His first year he reached 57 points (27 goals and 30 passes) and was chosen to play with the best rookie players of that year. On top of that, he got to touch the Stanley cup before he was even 20 years old. In 1996 he made his personal record- an unbelievable 149 points! During the season of 1998-1999, he was designated as the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Since 2015 he has been playing for the Florida Panthers.


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