Jaromír Jágr is a most known Czech professional ice hockey player for the New Jersey Devils team of the NHL. He also played with other professional NHL`s teams and clubs as the Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins and some others. After he left the New York Rangers, he played for 3 seasons in the Continental Hockey League with Russian Avangard before returning to the USA NHL. He is the most productive player born in Europe who has ever played in the NHL and is considered one of the greatest professional hockey players of the XXth century.
Jágr won consecutive Stanley Cup in 1991 and 1992 with the Pittsburgh Penguins. This hockey player was three times voted by the NHL Players' Association as the NHL's outstanding player, and his trophies also numbers the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's most valuable player once, during he was a finalist an additional 4 times.
He also won the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL high-scoring champion, who achieved this result five times (or four times in a row). For 20 years, to be more precise from 1981 to 2001, only three players as the record point-scorer over the regular seasons achieved this result: Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky and our hero. The period had ended when Jarome Iginla have had been won the prize in 2002.
Jaromir is also one of only 25 hockey players included in the Triple Gold Club (TGC), who have played for teams that have won the Cup of Stanley (in 1991 and 1992), the Hockey World Championships (in 2005 and 2010), and the Olympic gold medal in ice hockey (in 1998).
The fact: Jágr is known for his patriotism. So he had worn a uniform with the Czech Republic's ensign on the Vancouver Winter Olympics Games in 2010. Also Jágr always wears the number 68. The sportsman has worn it through his entire ice hockey career. He did it in honour of the Prague Revolution, occurred in Czechoslovakia in 1968. In this year his grandfather died in prison, where he was put for political views.