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Devils forward moves up the rankings

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New Jersey Devils forward Jaromir Jagr has Tied Mario Lemieux to seventh overall points leader in the NHL after scoring for the Devils in a loss to his first club Pittsburgh.

Jagr one of the oldest players still active in the NHL and one of only three still playing from the 1994 season. He originally left the NHL in 2008 to join the Kontinental Hockey League in Russia but came back to the league in 2011 after signing for his fourth NHL team the Philadelphia Flyers.

Since then Jagr has toured the league helping take the Boston Bruins to the Stanley Cup finals where they lost to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Jagr’s 1723 points have come in 1391 games across the NHL and his 1.214 points per game average leaves him 13th overall in the history of the sport.

He was also yesterday unveiled in the the Czechoslovakian Winter Olympics Ice Hockey team.

The squad of 25 was announced in Prague by head coach Alois Hadamczik who said Jagr will lead the squad. Jagr won the surprise gold medal with the side in 1998 when NHL players were first allowed to play in the games.

However he isn’t the oldest in the squad for the competition, with 42-year-old forward Petr Nedved, who appeared in 1994 for Canada, featuring for the Czechs.

The competiton starts on the 12th of Febuary with the games kicking off in Sochi on the 7th.

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