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Encyclopedia > Jaromír Jágr

Jaromír Jágr Sound listen (born February 15, 1972 in Kladno, Czech Republic) is regarded as one of the top ice hockey players in the NHL today, and is arguably the best European player that has ever worn an NHL uniform. To play the audio file do not click on the -image. ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Kladno is a city in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ... This article is about the continent. ... This article is part of the Evolution of the NHL series. ...

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Career overview

Jágr currently plays with the New York Rangers. He still resides in the Czech Republic during the off-season. His father, also named Jaromír Jágr, is prosperous and owns a chain of hotels. The younger Jágr showed his athletic aptitude early; he began skating at age three and was always one of the best players as he worked his way up through the Czech hockey leagues. At the age of 16, he was playing at the highest level of competition in Czechoslovakia. The New York Rangers (NYR) are a National Hockey League team based in New York City. ...


Jágr was the first Czechoslovakian player to be drafted by the NHL without first having to defect to the west. He was taken by the Pittsburgh Penguins with #5 pick in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft and played with them for the next ten years. He was a supporting player with the powerhouse Penguins that won back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1991 and 1992. The Pittsburgh Penguins are a National Hockey League team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... B.C. Place, Vancouver, British Columbia The 1990 NHL Entry Draft was held June 16th at B.C. Place in Vancouver, British Columbia. ... The Stanley Cup is inscribed with the names of all the players on the teams that have won it. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Early in his career with the Penguins, Jágr - then sporting long hair - was often promoted as a teen idol, whom teenaged girls found adorable, and teenage boys admired his athletic talent. Jágr possessed a sense of humor about the marketing buzz around him. Before he had a grasp of the English language, he could be heard reading the daily weather forecast on Pittsburgh radio station WDVE in his broken, thickly accented English. He and team mate (and fellow countryman) Jan Hrdina were promoted as the "Czechmates", a play on the term "checkmate" from chess. Some Penguins fans thought that the letters in his first name could be scrambled to form "Mario Jr", a reference to elder team mate Mario Lemieux. A teen idol is a famous person who generates attention from large numbers of teenagers. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... WDVE is an FM radio station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA at 102. ... Checkmate (frequently shortened to mate) is a situation in chess in which one player cannot avoid their king being captured on the next move - it is a check from which there is no escape. ... Chess (from the Persian word Shah) is a board game and mental sport for two players. ... Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965 in Montreal, Quebec) is a professional hockey player. ...


It was in the later years that he truly broke out and became the most dominant right wing in the league. He developed into an amazingly strong forward, blessed with powerful legs and a scoring touch rivaled by few players in the last quarter-century other than Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux. From 1994-95 to 2000-01 on a decent Penguins team, Jágr won six NHL scoring titles including four in a row from 1997-98 to 2000-01, and in the 1995-96 season scored 149 points. In 1998 he led the Czech Republic's team to a gold medal at the Nagano Olympics. Wayne Gretzky playing for the New York Rangers in 1997 Wayne Douglas Gretzky, OC (born January 26, 1961) is a former professional ice hockey player. ... Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965 in Montreal, Quebec) is a professional hockey player. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The XVIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. ...


With the return of Mario Lemieux from retirement, the Penguins had two superstars, but friction developed between the two. Also the struggling, small-market Penguins could no longer hope to meet Jágr's massive salary demands. Thus in 2001 they traded him to the Washington Capitals for three young prospects. Mario Lemieux (born October 5, 1965 in Montreal, Quebec) is a professional hockey player. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Washington Capitals are a National Hockey League team based in Washington, D.C. Founded: 1974 Formerly Known As: Arena: MCI Center Uniform colors: Blue, black, and bronze Logo design: Two logos: 1) The United States Capitol dome, crossed hockey sticks, a puck, and the words WASHINGTON CAPITALS, and 2...


The Capitals made Jágr one of the most highly paid players in the NHL with an $11 million per year deal. Jágr, however, failed to perform. In the 2001-2002 season Washington failed to make the playoffs and Jágr appeared to being playing at a level far below that which had been expected. In 2002-2003 Washington managed to finish 6th overall in the Eastern Conference, but lost to the upstart Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the playoffs. (Tampa Bay would win the Stanley Cup in the next 2003-04 NHL Season.) While in Washington, Jágr did not experience as much popularity as fellow forward Peter Bondra. 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Tampa Bay Lightning are a National Hockey League team based in Tampa, Florida. ... The Stanley Cup is inscribed with the names of all the players on the teams that have won it. ... The 2003-04 NHL season was the 87th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... Peter Bondra, #10 was born on February 7, 1968 in Luck in the U.S.S.R., now in the Ukraine. ...


Disgruntled, the Washington ownership spent much of 2003 trying to trade Jágr, but a year before a new Collective Bargaining Agreement is to be signed, few teams were willing to risk $11 million on Jágr. Eventually he was traded to New York for Anson Carter and an agreement that Washington would pay four million dollars per year of Jágr's salary. Jágr also agreed to a million dollar a year pay cut to allow the trade to go ahead. Collective bargaining is the process of negotiation between trade unions (or labor unions, as they are called in the USA) and employers (represented by management) in respect of the terms and conditions of employment of employees, such as wages, hours, working conditions and grievance procedures, and about the rights and... Anson Carter (Born: June 6, 1974 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada-) is a Black Canadian professional ice hockey centre who plays for the National Hockey Leagues Los Angeles Kings. ...


During the NHL labor dispute in 2004, he played for Kladno in the Czech Republic, and afterwards for the Avangard ice-hockey team at Omsk in Russia. A National Hockey League labor dispute in the USA and Canada began in 2004 and, as of May 2005, remains unresolved. ... Kladno is a city in the Central Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic. ... Serafimo-Alekseevskaya chapel, Oktyabr (formerly Rossiya) hotel, and Organ music hall Omsk (Омск in Russian), a city in the southwest of Siberia in Russia, capital of the Omsk Oblast. ...


Jágr wears the number 68 in honor of the Prague Spring rebellion of 1968 (also, his grandfather died in that year). This article refers to a period of history of Czechoslovakia in 1968. ... 1968 was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ...


Jágr has been the subject of several notorious off ice incidents. He appeared in drag at the 1999 opening of his sports bar in the Czech Republic. Although he has repeatedly denied that he has a gambling problem, he has admitted that he settled debts totaling US$950,000 with two internet gambling sites between 1998 and 2002. In 2003, the IRS filed a US$3.27 million lien against him for unpaid taxes for the 2001 tax year. Only a few months before, Jágr had settled a US$350,000 claim for taxes dating to 1999. This articles is about cross-dressing in general, that is the act of wearing the clothing of another gender for any reason. ... The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the United States government agency that collects taxes and enforces the tax laws. ... In law, lien is the broadest term for any sort of charge or encumbrance against an item of property that secures the payment of a debt or performance of some other obligation. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


He has earned a reputation as a "coach killer" by some sports media pundits in Pittsburgh and Washington. The firings of Kevin Constantine and Ivan Hlinka in Pittsburgh and Bruce Cassidy in Washington were widely blamed on their inability to get along with Jágr. His now infamous quote to one Pittsburgh reporter that he felt like he was "dying alive" in a Penguin uniform has been well publicized in the cities where he has subsequently played. Kevin Constantine (b. ... Ivan Hlinka (born January 26, 1950 in Most, Czech Republic - died August 16th, 2004 in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic) was a professional ice hockey player and coach. ...


Jaromír Jagr returned to the Jagr of old at this year's World Hockey Championship in Austria. He led the Czech Republic to Gold and was elected a tournament all-star in the process.


Awards

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Records

  • Most assists by a rookie in Stanley Cup Finals (1991) - 5.
  • Most regular season points by a right wing (1995-1996) - 149.
  • Most regular season assists by a right wing (1995-1996) - 87.
  • Most regular season points by a European-born player (1995-1996) - 149.

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Preceded by:
Ron Francis
Pittsburgh Penguins Captains Succeeded by:
Mario Lemieux

 
 

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