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Devils' Jagr passes Howe on all-time assists list

Sunday, 04.13.2014 / 7:17 PM / 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 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 40 10 16 -1 26
J. Jagr 43 9 16 -10 25
M. Cammalleri 35 15 6 -3 21
P. Elias 37 6 14 -14 20
M. Zidlicky 47 4 16 -7 20
M. Ryder 42 6 12 -2 18
T. Zajac 39 8 8 -7 16
S. Gomez 23 4 12 -5 16
S. Bernier 32 6 7 1 13
M. Havlat 29 5 7 -10 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 16 19 4 .920 2.41
K. Kinkaid 1 3 3 .913 2.54