Claimed by Chicago (Portland-WHL) from Chicago in Reverse Draft, June 10, 1970. Claimed by NY Islanders from Chicago in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1972. Claimed by Kansas City from NY Islanders in Expansion Draft, June 12, 1974. Transferred to Colorado after Kansas City franchise relocated, June, 1976.
We're buyers. We're committed to winning. That's what [owner Vinnie Viola] has said all along and what we've said all along. We want to win. We want to win a championship. We're putting the pieces together, step by step, and we're hopeful that Jaromir can lead these young guys to the promised land. It's a win-win for us.
— Panthers GM Dale Tallon on Jaromir Jagr, who he traded for from the Devils on Thursday