Claimed by Hartford from Buffalo in Waiver Draft, October 6, 1981. Traded to NY Rangers by Hartford for NY Rangers' 10th round choice (Reine Karlsson) in 1983 Entry Draft, February 2, 1982. Traded to Detroit by NY Rangers for future considerations, May 23, 1984. Traded to Vancouver by Detroit for Tiger Williams, August 8, 1984.
I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.
— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday