Thursday, December 6, 2012
Team 2000- Hockey 13-18
For the 2001-2002 season Jagr signed what at the time became the largest NHL contract in history at 77 million for seven years with the Washington Capitals. Unfortunately Jagr had what was his worst season since his rookie year for goals but still finished strong in assists. Another just as weak season followed as Washington was looking to unload what they considered an overpaid bust. The following season a trade partner was found in the New York Rangers. Playing out the remainder of his contract with New York, Jagr became a free agent once more in 2008. Informed by the Rangers they were moving forward without him. With other offers and a rumor he was close to retirement and wanted to do so in Russia Jagr signed with Avangard Omsk.
Playing three seasons in Russia, Jagr once again returned to the NHL on a one year contract with Philadelphia in 2011. After the season it was time to move on. Signing what is his current contract, Jagr is a member of the Dallas Stars.