You think a stick to the face and the loss of four teeth can slow down Jaromir Jagr? Think again.
Jaromir Jagr of the Florida Panthers is 43-years-old but still playing with the heart of a 23-year-old.
The NHL legend is fourth all-time with 732 career goals, and fourth all-time with 1,827 points. A guaranteed future Hall of Famer, you can add another lore to the legend that is Jagr.
Catching a high-stick in the face during Tuesday’s game between the Ottawa Senators and Florida Panthers in the first period, Jagr would lose four teeth, return to the game, and set up on his 15th assist of the season, en-route to the Panthers 2-1 shootout win over the Senators.
Even at 43, Jagr is Leading his young Panthers with 25 points. He also shed some comedy on the stick-to-teeth incident:
Dear Santa, can I get a new teeth for Christmas 🙂 it’s going to be tough to eat-good -at least I don’t get fat :))) pic.twitter.com/mifGcolCdP
— Jaromir Jagr (@68Jagr) December 23, 2015
Jagr also had this to say, per Alain Poupart, NHL.com:
“I lost some teeth, but I increased my speed as you see it on the breakaway. I don’t want to hear anything about I’m slow because I got on a breakaway.
Obviously dude still has humor.
Look, this is nothing new for hockey players, and especially for a legend like Jagr, it just goes to show you can’t easily dismiss him because of age, or expect Father Time to slow him down anytime soon.
Or even knock him out with a stick to the face.