Traded to San Jose by Colorado for Colorado's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Colorado selected Brad Richardson) in 2003 Entry Draft, June 21, 2003. Missed majority of 2005-06 due to facial (pre-season) and head (November 21, 2005 at Edmonton) injuries. Traded to Colorado by San Jose for Colorado's 6th round choice (later traded back to Colorado - Colorado selected Jonas Holos) in 2008 Entry Draft, February 27, 2007. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to back and ankle injuries. Missed majority of 2007-08 as a healthy reserve. Officially announced his retirement, September 7, 2009.
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