Per Pierre LeBrun and Bob McKenzie, earlier this morning Jaromir Jagr has settled contract negotiations with the Calgary Flames. It is said to not be official due to waiting until he get’s situated in the city, but the commitment is there from both sides.
Right now, Jagr is looking at a 1-year, $1 million deal with obtainable bonuses. The 45-year-old forward has played for eight teams during his twenty-five-year career. Jagr contributed 46 points, 16G, 30A for Florida last season. Jagr has missed eight games in the past 246 games.
What does Jagr bring to Calgary though? Well for a 45-year-old forward who has played in 208 career playoff games and 1,711 career regular season games, there is no need to worry about what to expect from Jagr. As the Flames made some necessary upgrades throughout the lineup, they will be a favorite in the West, perhaps some veteran ship and playoff experience is one of the many things Jagr brings. Jagr can serve at just about any role needed, he could serve a viable bottom six or top six forward role due to his 40 plus point production over the last four years. Offensively and defensively Jagr fares just fine with this Flames team. Jagr will obviously not propel a team into the Stanley Cup but he is a perfect puzzle in order to help a team pursue Stanley Cup hopes.