52-Year Old Jaromir Jagr Joins NHL Team At Practice In Major Twist

Published February 17, 2024 at 12:11

The Pittsburgh Penguins had a special guest at their recent practice. As part of the Celebrate 68 weekend festivities, the team welcomed none other than Jaromir Jagr, a true legend of the franchise.

Jagr, a future Hall of Famer, received a warm welcome as he toured the practice facility before joining the current Penguins lineup on the ice.

Despite his age of 52, Jagr showed his enduring skill and love for the game, fully engaging in the practice session. While he may not be as fast as he once was, his lethal shot remained as deadly as ever.

Although Jagr no longer plays in the NHL, he continues to pursue his passion for hockey in his native Czechia, where he also serves as a player and owner for his hometown team in Kladno.

During the practice, some Penguins players paid tribute to Jagr's iconic hairstyle by wearing mullet wigs.

The atmosphere was lively, with a big crowd, including many young fans who cheered for Penguins captain Sidney Crosby.

Jagr's visit to Pittsburgh is more than just practice; it's also a celebration of his remarkable career with the Penguins. Before the game against the Los Angeles Kings, Jagr's iconic number 68 will be retired, honoring his contributions to the team and the NHL.

It's a fitting tribute to a player who has left a lasting impact on the Penguins organization and the sport of hockey.
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52-Year Old Jaromir Jagr Joins NHL Team At Practice In Major Twist

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