Jaromir Jagr Joins The Penguins At Practice For A Very Special Reason

Published February 17, 2024 at 12:56

The Pittsburgh Penguins had a special visitor during their recent practice session. Jaromir Jagr, a true legend of the franchise, joined the team as part of the Celebrate 68 weekend festivities.

Jagr, a future Hall of Famer, was warmly welcomed as he toured the practice facility and then hit the ice with the current Penguins lineup.

Despite being 52 years old, Jagr showcased his enduring skill and passion for the game, fully participating in the practice session. While he may not be as fast as he once was, his lethal shot remained as deadly as ever.

Although Jagr is no longer active in the NHL, he continues to pursue his love for hockey in his native Czechia, where he also serves as a player and owner for his hometown team in Kladno.

During the practice, some Penguins players paid homage to Jagr's iconic hairstyle by donning mullet wigs, adding to the festive atmosphere.

The practice drew a big crowd, including many young fans who enthusiastically cheered for Penguins captain Sidney Crosby.

Jagr's visit to Pittsburgh holds special significance as the team prepares to retire his iconic number 68 jersey before their game against the Los Angeles Kings. This gesture honors Jagr's immense contributions to the Penguins organization and the NHL.

It's a fitting tribute to a player who has left an indelible mark on the Penguins and the sport of hockey as a whole.

Source: Hawksinsider
February 17   |   102 answers
Jaromir Jagr Joins The Penguins At Practice For A Very Special Reason

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