Another night and Devils winger Jaromir Jagr has tied yet another NHL great on the all-time goals list. By scoring the 692nd goal of his career in the third period Friday night, Jagr tied Steve Yzerman for sixth all-time. “I didn’t play much against Steve. He was in a different conference,” Jagr said. “It was tough for me to watch many games because all the games weren’t on TV. He was a superstar in Detroit. I remember the early 90s when they were not that good. I would say he was the only one out there. He was dominating by himself. “The thing about Steve Yzerman, if they call Gordie Howe Mr. Hockey I would think Stevie has to be called Mr. Gentleman. He was a gentleman on the ice and off the ice, too. If I were a parent and had a kid I’d watch Steve Yzerman and I’d want him to be like him. He was a superstar on the ice but he was a gentleman off the ice also.” Jagr’s goal was his 11th of the season. “I could have 20 right now if I was a better player,” Jagr said, before adding with a smile: “Or if my linemates would pass me the puck.” He finished the game with a goal and two assists to give him a team-leading 22 points in 26 games. He also said he had his first hit of the season.
Devils' Jaromir Jagr ties Steve Yzerman for sixth on goals list with 692
Newark Star-Ledger | Nov 30