Jaromir Jagr Passed Mark Messier in Points With Butt Deflection

Dec 22, 2016; Sunrise, FL, USA; Florida Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr (68) moves into sole possession of second place  with 1888 points on this assist on a goal by center Aleksander Barkov (not pictured) in the third period of a game against the Boston Bruins at BB&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Jaromir Jagr Passed Mark Messier in Points With Butt Deflection

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Jaromir Jagr Passed Mark Messier in Points With Butt Deflection

Longtime NHL star Jaromir Jagr passed Mark Messier with an assist to move to 2nd in career points with 1,888 behind Wayne Gretzky.

It was not vintage Jagr skill that broke the milestone. The puck deflected off his posterior into the path of teammate Alexsander Barkov. Jagr noted this during an on-ice ceremony.

Jagr, 44, joined the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1990. This is his 23rd NHL season, with a three-year sojurn in the KHL from 2008 to 2011. The Panthers are his eighth NHL team.

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