Gas Left: Jaromir Jagr Re-Signs With New Jersey Devils

Posted on May 1 2014 - 12:45pm by Johnny Feulner
Jaromir Jagr is coming back for another season at the age of 42 - Mandatory Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America

Jaromir Jagr is coming back for another season at the age of 42 – Mandatory Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America

He just keeps on trucking.

At the age of 42, the legendary Jaromir Jagr is coming back for his 21st NHL season.

According to Mike G. Morreale of NHL.com and New Jersey Devils’ beat reporter Tom Gulitti, the Devils’ have reportedly re-signed Jagr to a one-year deal worth $3.5 million.

Jagr led the Devils in scoring last season with 67 points (24G, 43A), which was the most he’s compiled since the 2007-08 campaign.

The ageless wonder had this to say via a conference call following the release of his re-signing – per Morreale:

I think [Devils general manger] Lou Lamoriello wanted to know what kind of direction he wanted to go, so both sides want to do [the deal] quickly. I didn’t mind that at all. I was happy here and had no reason to change. If I’m happy somewhere and feel like the other side is interested, there’s no reason to change.”

Jagr ranks in the following categories all-time: 20th in games played (1,473), tied for sixth in points (1,755), seventh in goals (705), and eighth in dishes (1,050). He’ll have a great opportunity to move into fourth on the all-time point’s list next season.

With the impending retirement of Anaheim Ducks’ forward Teemu Selanne, Jagr is due to officially become the oldest active player in the league.