Breaking NHL news: The Calgary Flames and Jaromir Jagr have agreed to a one-year contract. The ageless wonder will reportedly receive a $1 million salary along with the potential for $1 million in bonuses.
Jagr signing in Calgary will be announced officially either later this afternoon or tomorrow
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) October 4, 2017
Although Jagr scored 16 goals and 30 assists last season, the Florida Panthers made the decision not to resign the 45-year-old forward.
The Calgary Flames will be Jagr’s ninth NHL team in 23 seasons.
Currently, Jagr is third all-time in NHL goals scored with 765, fifth in assists with 1,149 and fourth in games played with 1,711.
In the early 1990’s, Jagr won the Stanley Cup in back-to-back seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins (1991 and 1992). Jagr was also won the Hart Trophy in 1998-99, and he has won the Art Ross Trophy five times (1994-95, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-00 and 2000-01).
The Flames open the season tonight against the Edmonton Oilers.