Jaromir Jagr Czech star scores 750th goal in Panthers loss

Jagr moved into third place on the NHL's all-time goals list last February with his 742nd goal

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Jaromir Jagr of the Florida Panthers scored his 750th league goal on October 20, 2016, becoming only the third player to achieve the milestone play

Jaromir Jagr of the Florida Panthers scored his 750th league goal on October 20, 2016, becoming only the third player to achieve the milestone

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Jaromir Jagr, a 44-year-old Czech right wing for the Florida Panthers, scored his 750th National Hockey League goal, becoming only the third player to achieve the milestone.

Jagr moved into third place on the NHL's all-time goals list last February with his 742nd goal, trailing only Canadian legend Wayne Gretzky's record 894 and the late Gordie Howe's 801.

Jagr might have been second on the list by now but he played three seasons in the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League from 2008-2011 and had three of his 23 NHL seasons shortened due to money disputes between club owners and players.

Jagr on Thursday scored against one of his former clubs, the Washington Capitals, to pull Florida level before the visiting Capitals scored twice to grab a 4-2 victory.

Jagr has also played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins and New Jersey Devils.

At third on the NHL's all-time points list for goals and assists combined, Jagr is only 17 behind Mark Messier's second-best total of 1,887 and figures to surpass that mark this season, although he would remain well shy of Gretzky's record 2,857.

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