Over Half Of The NHL Wasn't Even BORN When Jaromir Jagr Made His DEBUT

Jagr’s debut:

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Over half the league:

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What a mesmerizing stat. I’ve been trying to wrap my noggin around it but even a head this big and smart and beautiful can’t fully comprehend it. Sometimes we’ll see a headline where a player played with his teammate’s uncle. Or often times they’ll show a picture of the young rookie wearing his new, older teammate’s jersey when he was a kid. But nothing like this. Half the league wasn’t just in diapers when Jagr debuted, half the league wasn’t even conceived yet. Conor McDavid wasn’t even a thought when Jags debuted in 1990, and was barely a twinkle in his daddy’s eye when Jagr put up 145 points in the 95-96 season.

It’s really just remarkable to me. Like….ok, this is what I’m getting at: Last night, the elevator in my building was down. I live on a floor above 10 but under 15. I had to walk up two-digits worth of stairs to get to my apartment. I was legit gasping for air on flight 5. Today my legs are sore as all hell. It hurt to walk to Dunkin to get a cold brew this morning (but I still did, #VivaLaDunkin). Meanwhile at 44 years old he still put up 46 points last year playing for Florida. Still averaged 17 minutes per game. And is coming back for more this year at 45. I almost guarantee I’ll be scooting around in a fat person at Walmart scooter at 45. My left knee has been in constant pain since 2007. But Jagr is still going to net double digit goals for Calgary while being double as old as the rest of the league. Crazytown.