Consider that from 2011, when he was 39, through this season, when he was 45, Jagr had the same points per game average as Matt Duchene and Jonathan Huberdeau (0.7) and a higher one than James van Riemsdyk 's (0.69) and Ryan Johansen 's (0.66).
To honor Jaromir Jagr's 45th birthday, we gave some of the sporting world's biggest names hair that we can all relate to -- business in the front, party in the back.
It reminds us that the young right winger, who used to blaze down the ice like a comet before unleashing some unstoppable move for a goal, grew up to become the crafty pro with the low center of gravity who would back up defenders like an NBA power forward.
He also helped energize and maximize two exciting young forwards in Aleksander Barkov and Huberdeau, with whom the living legend spent most of the season playing alongside.
During his throwback season in Florida a few years ago, Jagr was a living, skating and scoring reminder of those times, when that passion for the game was just budding for so many fans around my age.
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