Jaromir Jagr is thinking about retirement

Jaromir Jagr is thinking about retirement

At 50, Jaromir Jagr is slowly thinking about hanging up his ice skates.

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The ice hockey player revealed this in an interview with the Czech website blesk.cz. Jagr has played for the Kladno Knights, a team he owns, for the past five seasons. He has not played in a game so far in 2022-23.

“It’s hard to explain. At my age it’s a challenge to play at any level. You have to find motivation and I don’t even mention the need for rest,” said Jagr.

“It is possible [que je ne joue plus], he added. As I said, I’ll see how our winter classic goes. Maybe it’s something that would make me happy, but I don’t want it right now.”

In 109 games with the Knights, Jagr hit the target 26 times and provided 42 assists for 68 points. The famous number 68 played his last season in the National Hockey League (NHL) 2017-2018 with the Calgary Flames.

The fifth pick in the 1990 draft also played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins, New York Devils Jersey and Florida Panthers.

With 1,921 points (766 goals and 1,155 assists) in 1,733 games, he ranks second in NHL history behind Wayne Gretzky. He is also fourth all-time in terms of goals scored and games played.