According to the Czech-language information web site blesk.cz, Jaromir Jagr is mulling a final retirement from hockey. The 50-year-old proprietor of the Kladno Knights is lastly placing severe consideration into hanging up the skates for good.
When requested a couple of potential comeback Jagr defined why it’s a tough determination, “It’s hard to explain. At my age, playing at any level is challenging. Prepare, motivate. Not to mention the need for rest…”
Jagr performed the final 5 seasons with Kladno with a twin position because the proprietor and participant concurrently. Years in the past, he made it clear that he intends to play till he’s 50 after which he’ll retire.
Over the final 5 seasons, Jagr performed 109 video games for Kladno, scoring 26 targets and 68 factors, en path to main the group into the highest Czech league.
Jagr remains to be contemplating the potential of a hockey comeback however he finally hasn’t made his determination but, “It’s possible (I won’t play). Like I say, I’ll see how it goes with the Winter Classic. Maybe I’d get a kick out of it, but I don’t even feel like it at the moment.”
Jagr ranks second all-time in NHL historical past with 1,921 factors, behind solely Wayne Gretzky. He had a protracted NHL profession, spanning three a long time from his rookie season in Pittsburgh within the early Nineties till his remaining season with the Calgary Flames in 2017-18.
Known for his longevity, Jagr was among the best gamers in NHL historical past and will definitely be a first-ballot Hall of Famer when he decides to retire. He ranks fourth all-time in video games performed and targets. He was lately overtaken by Alex Ovechkin within the targets class.
Asked what it could take to play one other season of hockey Jagr is aware of it received’t be simple, “I would have to sacrifice a lot. Diet, regeneration, training.”