Missed majority of 2008-09 due to off-season back surgery. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 6, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Florida, July 5, 2012. Traded to Tampa Bay by Florida for future considerations, January 21, 2013. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Springfield (AHL), October 16, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Klagenfurt (Austria), June 23, 2014.
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