Jaromir Jagr became the sixth player in NHL history to have 1,100 assists when he had two in the first period Thursday against the Detroit Red Wings. He joins Wayne Gretzky, Ron Francis, Mark Messier, Ray Bourque and Paul Coffey.
The Florida Panthers forward entered the game with 1,099 and now has 1,101 in the NHL. Jagr has 738 goals and 1,839 points in 1,598 NHL games with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins, New Jersey Devils and Panthers.
Jagr, who scored on the power play in the third period of the Panthers' 6-3 win, is three goals from tying Brett Hull (741) for third all-time and 11 points from tying Gordie Howe (1,850) for third all-time.
Video: DET@FLA: Jagr's 1,100th career assist
Jagr, 43, who is scheduled to play in his 1,600th NHL game on Monday against the Red Wings, has 16 goals and 21 assists in 48 games this season.
Most Career Assists, NHL History
1. Wayne Gretzky: 1,963 (1,487 GP)
2. Ron Francis: 1,249 (1,731 GP)
3. Mark Messier: 1,193 (1,756 GP)
4. Ray Bourque: 1,169 (1,612 GP)
5. Paul Coffey: 1,135 (1,409 GP)
6. Jaromir Jagr: 1,101 (1,598 GP)