Calgary Flames players, coach react to team adding Jaromir Jagr

Elliotte Friedman

Elliotte Friedman

In 2016-17, which would become his final go-round in Florida, Jagr amazingly appeared in all 82 regular-season games for the Panthers en route to producing 46 points, thanks to 16 goals and 30 assists. Most current members of the Calgary Flames weren't even alive then, while others were either in diapers or attending elementary school.

Although nothing has been officially announced - a report from The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun indicated that immigration issues were holding up the imminent signing and that Jagr would be in Calgary on Wednesday - it would seem that the Flames wound up being the final teary-eyed contestant, standing with a rose in the latest episode of the Jagr version of The Bachelor.

Jaromi Jagr has signed a one-year deal to play for the Calgary Flames in the upcoming National Hockey League season. The two have represented the Czech Republic together at various global tournaments over the years. "Anywhere he walks or goes everybody knows him", Frolik said.

"When I had him in Dallas, he was fantastic for our group", Gulutzan said. The fact that Flames coach Glen Gulutzan coached Jagr during the 2012-13 season in Dallas didn't hurt the Flames' chances.

"You look at his age and what he can do", Gulutzan said. "He's physically a specimen but his hockey IQ is off the charts and that's what allows him to be behind Wayne Gretzky [for No. 2 all-time] in scoring". It's hard to explain the things he does.

This isn't the first time Flames general manager Brad Treliving has bolstered his team's roster at the 11th hour. I'm looking forward to an opportunity to play with him a little bit. "They obviously gave us the pieces and now it's about going out there with the product we have and trying to make it happen".

"Yeah, he's in his 40s. and we're all young guys compared to him. but you can learn a lot".

A two-time Stanley Cup winner, Jagr is also an eight-time NHL All-Star, five-time Art Ross Trophy winner, three-time Ted Lindsay Award winner and the 1998-99 Hart Memorial Trophy winner. We'll see if it's really a done deal.

"It's insane to think about", Tkachuk said.

"I didn't hear anything official yet, but I think he's one of the best players to ever play the game", Flames forward Michael Frolik said.

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