Legendary Jagr scored a goal at the age of 52 years and 63 days. The two-time winner of the Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh thus became the oldest scorer ever in professional competitions, surpassing even the legend of the NHL Gordie Howe. The record of the iconic “68” naturally could not escape the attention of the overseas media.

“Just when you think you’ve heard from him for the last time, the ageless miracle strikes again,” glossed Jár’s comeback from “retirement” on a specialized server The Hockey News.

The owner of the Knights returned to the ice to help save his club in the extra league. Jagr played for the first time in more than two months. “And what did he do right after getting on the ice? Of course he scored a goal. Right on his first shift,” wrote the renowned website Sports Illustrated.

Jágr flashed with two points (1+1). Kladno won 7:2 in the series and leads 2:0 in games.

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Symbolism with the end of Gretzky’s career

Incidentally, Jagr made his mark symbolically 25 years after he scored the winning goal in extra time of the last game in 1999 Wayne Gretzky in the NHL. On the day exactly.


Jaromír Jágr thanks Pittsburgh fans.  During the ceremony, Jagr's number was retired and headed under the arena's PPG Paints ceiling.

Colleagues remember Jágr. He refused the brooch after the third period, he did not wave at Kaše in the NHL

“I bet he could play at least another 20 years and still be impressive,” wrote one of Jagr’s overseas fans on the X platform.

“Natural phenomenon, hard training. Will Jágr score goals at the age of 55?” asked the famous dentist Roman Šmucler.

The 52-year-old legend topped How, who retired from the NHL when he was 52 years and 11 days old. In 1997, at the age of 69, he still appeared in a game for the Detroit Vipers in the International Hockey League, but he played only one substitution.

For the sake of interest, the record holder of the extra league is Evžen Musil from Pardubice, who also started against Vsetín in 1997 at the age of 70 years and ten days only as a first substitute.