Son of Adam EHL North Second All-Star Team (1966) AHL First All-Star Team (1971)
Loaned to Johnstown (EHL) by Long Island (EHL) as emergency injury replacement, January 25, 1967. Claimed by Detroit from Baltimore (AHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 7, 1971. Selected by Minnesota (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to Pittsburgh by Detroit for Pittsburgh's 3rd round choice (Nelson Pyatt) in 1973 Amateur Draft and cash, February 25, 1973. WHA rights traded to Indianapolis (WHA) by Minnesota (WHA) for future considerations, July, 1974. Last NHL goaltender to play without a facemask.
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