With his third assist of the game against the Buffalo Sabres, Jaromir Jagr of the Florida Panthers tied Hockey Hall of Famer Mark Messier for second in NHL history in career points on Tuesday night.
Jagr’s third-period assist on Nick Bjugstad’s first goal of the season, which tied the game 3-3, gave the legendary winger 1,887 points in 1,662 career games. Messier scored his 1,887 in 1,756 in a career that spanned from 1978 to 2004.
“It’s great stuff, no question about it. It’s a bonus for my job,” said Jagr.
The 44-year-old Jagr is with his eighth NHL team. He scored 1,079 of his points with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 11 seasons; 195 with the New York Rangers in four seasons; 118 with the Washington Capitals in three seasons; 96 points with the New Jersey Devils in 139 games; 54 points with the Philadelphia Flyers, 26 points with the Dallas Stars and nine points with the Boston Bruins, each in one season; and 103 points with the Panthers in 132 games.