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What They're Saying: Jagr Passes Hull

by Kyle Morrison / Florida Panthers

Jaromir Jagr made history on Saturday night, notching two goals to tie, then pass Brett Hull for third all-time in goals scored. The 44-year-old is in the midst of an historic season in Sunrise, leading the team in goals and points with 23 games left on the schedule.

Here are some of the reactions we’ve seen across the league since Saturday’s game.

"The NHL might have to kick him out of this League before he retires."

The quote above comes from Dallas Stars forward Jamie Benn, part of a feature from’s Barry Rubinstein. The story covers Jagr’s journey through the NHL, with quotes from Mario Lemieux, Alex Ovechkin and more.

"His legacy, he's done so much for Czech Republic as a country. I've always said that if Jagr ever ran for president in the Czech Republic, he'd win it."

This one comes from another one of Jagr’s former teammates, Philadelphia’s Jakob Voracek, who hails from the same Czech town as Jagr, Klando.

Voracek penned a piece for, explaining the impact of his childhood hero and former teammate.

“[Jagr is] still an elite NHL player.”

This one comes from ESPN’s Barry Melrose, during a segment on Sportscenter with anchor Linda Cohn, who recently interviewed Jagr.

"The trouble with putting Jaromir Jagr and what he is doing these days into context is you’ll never find a context where he will fit."

James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail in Toronto broke down the numbers that Jagr is putting up – he’s on pace for 28 goals and 61 points – and concluded that it’s unprecedented.
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