Jagr coming back to the NHL?

He may be past his prime, but that hasn’t stopped at least two teams inquiring about whether future hall of famer, Jaromir Jagr, really intends to make an NHL comeback. According to Jagr’s agent, and former NHL defenceman, Petr Svododa, the Detroit Red Wings and Pittsburgh Penguins have shown strong interest in the 39 year-old, who last played NHL hockey back in 2008 with the New York Rangers. Drafted fifth overall in 1990 by the Penguins, Jagr, who is a five time NHL scoring champion, had some great moments in Pittsburgh, where he helped lead them to a couple of Stanley Cup victories. Prior to spending the past three years in the Kontinental Hockey League, Jagr had racked up an impressive 646 career goals with 1,599 points during a 17 year run with the Penguins, Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers. “In Pittsburgh, I played there 10 years. I still have a house there. I was too lazy to sell it,” Jagr said. “Obviously Mario (Lemieux) is the owner. The team they got … (Sidney) Crosby and (Evgeni) Malkin … plus other great players. If I went there it would be a lot easier.” “But on the other side, Detroit has great players and play closer to my style … a Euro style. That’s a plus. And (Nicklas) Lindstrom is there, plus (Pavel) Datsyuk and (Henrik) Zetterberg … great, great players.” While the Red Wings have come out and vocalized their interest in signing Jagr, the same can’t be said for the Penguins. Another team rumoured to be interested in his services are the Montreal Canadiens.

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