PRAGUE -- Jaromir Jagr (Florida Panthers) said Sunday that he has played his last game for the Czech Republic national team. Jagr and the Czechs lost 3-0 to the United States in the bronze-medal game of the 2015 IIHF World Championship on Sunday at O2 Arena.
"Obviously, I'd rather finish with a better game and with a win, but that's how it is," Jagr said after the Czech Republic finished fourth for the second consecutive year. "I'm glad I played in this tournament and the fans have been great to me. I tried to give them everything I had, each game. Sometimes it went well, sometimes not. But I always gave it 100 percent."
Jagr's six goals led the Czech Republic and were tied for fourth among tournament leaders. At 43 years and 76 days old, Jagr became the oldest player to score a goal at the World Championship on May 1 against Sweden. He also scored twice, including the game-winner, in a 5-3 win against Finland that advanced the Czech Republic into the semifinals. He was named MVP of the tournament after Canada won the gold medal with a 6-1 win against Russia.