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Jaromir Jagr Admits There is Something He Regrets About his Hockey Career

Published February 18, 2024 at 5:48 PM

Jaromir Jagr is, simply put, one of the best hockey players to ever lace up a pair of skates. His 1921 points over his NHL career is second only to Wayne Gretzky on the all-time list, and could have been higher had he not spent some years in the KHL midway through his NHL run. Still, Jagr admits he wishes there was something he could change.

Ahead of his jersey retirement ceremony in Pittsburgh today, Jagr spoke with reporters and said he does not like the way he treated people while he was in his prime years. Jagr was a very intense player, and expected that level of intensity from everyone else on his team. He said he knows now that he was too hard at times.

"Jagr just spoke of how he wants to be remembered. Said he wasn't a nice guy in his prime because he was so driven to be the best. Now that he's older, he said he has changed.

'God is going to ask you what you've done with your life. I'm trying to be a good person.'"

It's some interesting perspective from the 52 year old, who has admitted to becoming more spiritual and calmer than he was during his NHL years. Jagr continues to suit up for the pro team he owns, the Kladno Knights of the Czech Extraliga. He has played 15 games this season, notching 4 assists. I expect a Hockey Hall of Fame announcement regarding Jagr as soon as he decides he's done playing professionally.
February 18   |   212 answers
Jaromir Jagr Admits There is Something He Regrets About his Hockey Career

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