By Matt Dolloff, CBS Boston
BOSTON (CBS) — Jaromir Jagr may be 45 years old and entering free agency, but the ageless wonder is still looking for work in the NHL. The league’s No. 2 all-time leading scorer is apparently still waiting for even a single phone call from an NHL GM, as he’s coming off the lowest scoring season of his career (excluding the shortened 2012-13 season) with 46 points in 2016-17 while playing in all 82 games for the Panthers.
Jagr took to Twitter on Thursday night to update his followers on his UFA status:
And then he officially won Twitter for the night with this follow-up:
It’s hard to believe that Jagr was a free agent back in 1994, when he was 21 years old (and an absolute specimen). But he did end up staying in Pittsburgh for seven more seasons, scoring 760 points in 495 games while winning five scoring titles.
Don Sweeney probably won’t be giving Jagr a call, but it would be surprising if someone didn’t employ the living legend by the end of the summer.
Matt Dolloff is a writer/producer for CBSBostonSports.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect that of CBS or 98.5 The Sports Hub. Have a news tip or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff and email him at email@example.com.