Missed remainder of 1974-75 season and all of 1975-76 due to back surgery, January, 1975. Signed as a free agent by Boston, October 12, 1976. Claimed by Quebec from Boston in Waiver Draft, October 10, 1980. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, September 21, 1981. Transferred to New Jersey after Colorado franchise relocated, June 30, 1982.
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