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Devils wing Jagr ties Lemieux in all-time assists

Friday, 01.24.2014 / 8:15 PM / News

By Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

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Devils wing Jagr ties Lemieux in all-time assists
New Jersey Devils forward Jaromir Jagr tied Mario Lemieux with his 1,033rd NHL assist.

NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey Devils forward Jaromir Jagr tied Mario Lemieux with his 1,033rd NHL assist, his second Friday against the Washington Capitals at Prudential Center.

Jaromir Jagr
Right Wing - NJD
GOALS: 16 | ASST: 24 | PTS: 40
SOG: 130 | +/-: 18
Jagr had a first-period assist on Stephen Gionta's goal before aiding Henrique on a power-play goal at 1:45 of the second.

Jagr, who has 697 goals, 1,033 assists and 1,730 points, tied Lemieux, a former Pittsburgh Penguins teammate, for 10th on the all-time list.

Jagr has 16 goals, 26 assists and a Devils-leading 42 points in 52 games this season.

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