Former Bruin Jagr Back for 20th NHL Season

The two-time Stanley Cup champion will be back for the 2014-15 season after re-signing with the Devils on Wednesday. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

At 42 years young and an NHL career spanning 1,473 games, Jaromir Jagr has been through just about everything a player can in the league, but don’t think he’s stopping anytime soon.

The two-time Stanley Cup champion and former Bruin re-signed with the New Jersey Devils for the 2014-15 season, the team announced on Wednesday. The details of his one-year contract were not released.

Jagr was named the most valuable player on the Devils this season, leading the team in assists with 43, points with 67, and plus-minus with a +16, while finishing second on the team in goals with 24.

Jagr has won five Art Ross Trophies in his NHL career, and won the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP in 1998-99. Along with fellow Penguins legend Mario Lemieux, he helped lead Pittsburgh to back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1991 and 1992, his first two years in the league.
Jagr was acquired by the Bruins from the Dallas Stars at the trade deadline in 2013 and played 11 regular season games for the B’s, scoring two goals and seven assists, eventually finding a home on the Bruins’ second line with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand.
He didn’t score any goals in the playoffs for the B’s, but did assist on 10 scores. After the Bruins swept his former Pittsburgh club to win the 2013 Eastern Conference championship, Jagr set the league record for most seasons between Stanley Cup Final appearances, going 21 years between trips to the Final.
On Tuesday, one day before his re-signing, it was announced Jagr was named a finalist for the 2013-14 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, given the the NHL player who best exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.

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