New Jersey Devils winger Jaromir Jagr moved past former Detroit Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman and into eighth place on the NHL’s all-time goals scored list Wednesday night with a second-period tally (the 693rd of his career) against the Ottawa Senators.
Jagr needs one more goal to tie Mark Messier in seventh place, and it’s also possible that he could reach Mike Gartner‘s career mark of 708 goals in sixth place before the season ends. If the Devils forward tallies 39 more points this year, he will tie Yzerman for sixth place on the all-time scoring list with 1,755 points.
After a difficult end to the 2013 campaign in which Jagr failed to score a goal for the Boston Bruins in 22 playoff games, the 41-year-old has bounced back strong with 12 goals and 17 assists in 34 games during his first season with New Jersey. He’s still a quality goal scorer despite being in the final stage of a Hall of Fame career.
Check out Jagr’s 693rd career goal in the video below.