Czech hockey legend Jaromir Jagr has chosen a new team: the Dallas Stars. He signed a one-year, $4.5 million deal with them today, according to TSN.ca.
Jagr, 40, is the NHL’s eighth-highest scorer of all-time, with 1,653 career points (665 goals, 988 assists ). He spent last season playing with the Philadelphia Flyers, scoring 19 goals. It was his first year back in the NHL after spending three years in the Russian Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).
Jagr will likely step in as part of Dallas’ new-look second line, which will feature three newly-acquired players: left wing Ray Whitney, center Derek Roy, and Jagr as the right wing. Whitney was signed as a free agent, and Roy was acquired via trade with the Buffalo Sabres.
The Stars have been active in revamping their roster, pushing to get back into the postseason after having missed it the past four years. In addition to Jagr, Whitney and Roy, Dallas has traded for center Cody Eakin, and signed defenseman Aaron Rome, who is no stranger to the playoffs, given that he’s spent the last three years playing for the Vancouver Canucks, who have made the playoffs each of the last four seasons.