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Jaromir Jagr becomes seventh player to reach 700 NHL goals

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Jaromir Jagr returned from the 2014 Sochi Olympics just two goals shy of reaching 700 in his NHL career. On Saturday afternoon, the New Jersey Devils forward accomplished the feat, scoring on Evgeni Nabokov to become the seventh player in the league to join the exclusive goal scorers club.

With his 19th goal of the season, he NHL journeyman is now just eight goals behind Mike Gartner for sixth-place all-time in goals scored.

While the accomplishment is a big one for Jagr, it's hard not to think about where the Czech native would be if he had spent his entire career in the NHL.

Jagr made his debut with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1990 after being drafted by the club 5th overall in the same year. He remained with the Penguins until 2001 when he was traded in July to the Washington Capitals.

After a 25 goal season with the New York Rangers in 2007-2008, Jagr left the NHL and spent the next three seasons in the KHL before making his North American return with the Flyers in 2011.

Jagr currently leads the Devils with a team-high of 19 goals and 52 points.


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