Growing up in the Czech Republic in the 1990s, Jakub Voracek was like most of the kids he knew. They were all big hockey fans, and they almost all shared the same favorite player -- Jaromir Jagr.
"He was the best player in the world, from the Czech Republic, from my hometown (Kladno), so every young kid had his poster on the wall," Voracek told NHL.com.
Voracek doesn't keep the posters on the wall now, considering he can look across the Philadelphia Flyers locker room every day and see the real Jagr as his teammate.
As the future Hall of Fame member prepares to celebrate his 40th birthday on Feb. 15, NHL.com talked to 40 players, coaches, broadcasters and media members who have chronicled Jagr's career for their favorite moments of a career that eventually will end with a Hall of Fame ceremony in Toronto: