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Jaromir Jagr Joins The 1,000 Assists Club


Hockey fans have witnessed some of the greatest set-up men to ever lace up a pair of skates. Gretzky. Lemieux. Bourque. Yzerman. Sakic. All of these legends are members of an exclusive club of players who have tallied 1,000+ assists in their careers. Now, they have a new member.

On Friday March 29, 2013, Jaromir Jagr assisted on Jamie Benn's third period goal against the Minnesota Wild to record the 1,000th assist in his legendary career. The future hall of famer becomes only the 12th player in NHL history to reach the milestone.

Player

Number of Assists

Career Assists Per Game

Wayne Gretzky

1,963

1.320

Ron Francis

1,249

0.722

Mark Messier

1,193

0.679

Ray Bourque

1,169

0.725

Paul Coffey

1,135

0.805

Adam Oates

1,079

0.807

Steve Yzerman

1,063

0.702

Gordie Howe

1,049

0.594

Marcel Dionne

1,040

0.771

Mario Lemieux

1,033

1.129

Joe Sakic

1,016

0.737

Jaromir Jagr

1,002

0.726

Note: Statistics as of April 10, 2013.

The 41 year old joined the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1990-1991 season and goes on to become not only a prolific scorer, but also a phenomenal playmaker. His lowest assists total was during his rookie campaign when he tallied 30 assists while hitting a season-high 87 assists during the 1995-96 season.



Jagr left the NHL from 2008-2011 and joined the Philadelphia Flyers for the 2011-12 season. Barring injury, it is safe to say Jagr would have reached the 1,000 assists plateau earlier in his career had he not left for three seasons to play in the Kontinental Hockey League.

 



Jagr may not be done joining exclusive clubs just yet. The Czech is on the verge of becoming only the 7th player in history to reach 700 career goals. Hockey fans should continue to watch Jagr cement his legacy as one of the all time greatest as his career begins to wind down.

 



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