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Jaromir Jagr with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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Penguins Legend Nominated for Major International Hockey Honour

Published January 15, 2024 at 2:09 PM
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In breaking news, it was announced that a Pittsburgh Penguins legend will be honoured by the International Ice Hockey Federation.

IIHF Nominates Jagr for Hockey Hall of Fame



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The IIHF announced eight new inductees to their Hall of Fame, including Penguins' legend Jaromir Jagr.



On the International scene, Jagr won multiple awards, including an Olympic goal medal and two World Championship gold medals representing Czechia.

Here's the IIHF's full statement on Jagr:

"Jaromir Jagr is a legend, plain and simple, and even at age 51 he still plays some games for his club team, Kladno. His last appearance with the national team was eight years ago, in Prague, where he was named tournament MVP at the Men's World Championship, the culmination of a career that started in 1990 when he helped Czechoslovakia win a bronze medal at the World Junior Championship.

Over the ensuing quarter century, Jagr played in five Olympic Games, most notably 1998 when the Czechs won that aforementioned historic gold. He also appeared in nine Men's World Championships, which included gold medals in 2005 and 2010, and three Canada Cup/World Cup tournaments.

In the NHL, Jagr is equally the stuff of legend, his 1,921 regular-season points second only to Wayne Gretzky. He won two Stanley Cups, with Pittsburgh, in his first two NHL seasons, and as such is a member of the IIHF's exclusive Triple Gold Club."

The other nominees include Natalie Darwitz, Kenny Jonsson, Igor Liba, Petteri Nummelin, Jaroslav Pouzar, and Ryan Smyth.

The IIHF will hold a ceremony in Czechia to honour their new inductees during the 2024 Men's World Championship, in May.

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