2020 has upended everything about how we live and work, but at least one thing remains a constant: Somehow, Jaromir Jagr is still playing pro hockey.
Jagr, 48, confirmed yesterday that he will return for at least one more season playing for the Kladno Knights of the Czech Republic’s Extraliga, according to a tweet from Sportsnet‘s Chris Johnston.
If Jagr does indeed suit up for the Knights, it will mark his 33rd year as a pro hockey player, 24 of which were played in the NHL. A surefire lock for the Hall of Fame once he’s eligible, Jagr is widely regarded as one of the most elite hockey players of all-time, winning five scoring titles throughout the ’90s and early 2000s. His 1,921 career points are second only to Wayne Gretzky.
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Jagr also enjoyed remarkable longevity during his time in the NHL, playing 24 seasons, not including three years spent abroad in the KHL during his prime. (Retired Hall-of-Famers Gordie Howe and Chris Chelios share the NHL record of 26 seasons.)
Jagr, it’s worth noting, is also the team president and co-owner of