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Devils' Jagr passes Howe on all-time assists list

Sunday, 04.13.2014 / 7:17 PM ET / News
By Mike G. Morreale  - NHL.com Staff Writer
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Devils\' Jagr passes Howe on all-time assists list
New Jersey Devils right wing Jaromir Jagr had two assists in a 3-2 victory against the Boston Bruins at Prudential Center on Sunday to pass Gordie Howe for eighth place on the NHL\'s all-time list for career assists.\r\n

NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey Devils right wing Jaromir Jagr had two assists in a 3-2 victory against the Boston Bruins at Prudential Center on Sunday to pass Gordie Howe for eighth place on the NHL's all-time list for career assists.

Jagr assisted on Travis Zajac's go-ahead goal at 3:52 and Marek Zidlicky's power-play goal at 6:13 in the third period for the Devils.

"Passing Gordie Howe; that's a big honor," Jagr said. "He's Mr. Hockey and he played the same position like me, right wing. So that's pretty good."

The two points by Jagr enabled him to also tie Steve Yzerman for sixth on the all-time list at 1,755.

"Steve Yzerman is an icon of Detroit and I was watching him and he was one of my idols," Jagr said. "I like the way he played. He was a true gentleman on and off the ice and one of best players to ever play hockey."

Jagr, 42, has 705 goals and 1,050 assists in his NHL career that spans 20 seasons. He trails Mike Gartner (708 goals) by three for sixth on that all-time list.

Jagr finished the season with 24 goals and 67 points in 82 games for the Devils.

"You have a front row seat to history," New Jersey coach Peter DeBoer said. "You look at 1,700-plus points and that's an incredible number and he's still going strong. What he did this year at his age; 82 games, the Olympics, it's incredible. I won't doubt him again having been around him every day."

Mike G. Morreale | NHL.com Staff Writer

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
13 CBJ 73 34 35 4 198 228 72
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 67 16 24 -2 40
M. Cammalleri 60 25 12 5 37
S. Gomez 50 7 24 -7 31
P. Elias 61 10 20 -16 30
S. Bernier 59 13 14 3 27
T. Zajac 66 11 12 -2 23
A. Larsson 56 3 19 3 22
A. Greene 74 3 17 5 20
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
E. Gelinas 54 6 11 -2 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 27 8 .928 2.19
K. Kinkaid 5 4 3 .919 2.42