Claimed on waivers by Vancouver from Florida, February 18, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, August 11, 1999. Traded to Philadelphia by Nashville for future considerations, November 16, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Kloten (Swiss), July 26, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, November 21, 2000.
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