Report: Devils not interested in signing Jagr

TSN.ca Staff
6/23/2011 10:21:55 AM
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If Jaromir Jagr returns to the National Hockey League for the 2011-12 season, it's not likely to be in New Jersey.

According to the New York Post, Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello has said New Jersey is not one of the teams trying to land Jagr.

The Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings and another unnamed team are said to be in the running for the 39-year-old former MVP, according to the Post.

Jagr hasn't played in the NHL since the 2007-08 season with the Rangers. He left the league to play for Avangard Omsk in Russia, but he and his agent are working on getting a deal done with a team in North America.

The six-foot-three, 245-pound forward had a hat trick last month in a 4-0 win over the United States in the quarter-finals of the world hockey championship, where the Czechs finished fourth.

Jagr has 646 goals and 1,599 points in his NHL career, ranking among the game's all-time best. He had 25 goals and 71 points in his last season with the Rangers three years ago, and finished strong with 15 points in 10 playoff games.

The Czech star is one of 25 players with a Stanley Cup ring and gold medals from the Olympics and world championships.

Jaromir Jagr (Photo: The Canadian Press)


(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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