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Jagr appreciates video tribute

by Nicole Jelinek / Pittsburgh Penguins

There are a handful of names that stick out in Penguins franchise history, and during Sunday afternoon's game, one of those iconic players made his way back to the Pittsburgh where his NHL hockey career started.

That someone is Jaromir Jagr.

The 45-year-old veteran may be on the opposing bench, but he made a lasting impressing on Pittsburgh and will always hold a special spot in Pittsburgh's heart.

During the Penguins' 4-0 victory against Florida, the organization showed a video tribute to Jagr's career in Pittsburgh, which was followed by a standing ovation and round of applause from the crowd.

Jagr even pounded his heart and raised his arm in appreciation.

"It was very nice," Jagr said after the game.

The game was Jagr's 1,700th career NHL contest. He spent 806 of those in a Penguins uniform, recording 439 goals, 1,079 points, five-time NHL scoring champion and a two-time Stanley Cup champion. 

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