Scouting report

What Jaromir Jagr adds to Bruins

The Bruins will be Jaromir Jagr’s sixth NHL team after his most recent stop in Dallas.
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The Bruins will be Jaromir Jagr’s sixth NHL team after his most recent stop in Dallas.

The Boston Globe takes a look at what type of player the Bruins acquired in right wing Jaromir Jagr:

He is to spectacular goals what Michael Jordan was to dunks . . . What does he have left at age 41? Instantly becomes the most skilled offensive player on the Bruins, especially on the power play . . . Yeah, sure, he’ll make the third line better, but is that where he belongs? . . . Physical fitness and stamina still at an elite level . . . Tenth all time with 679 goals . . .

Lefthand shot, plays right wing . . . At his peak, among the most gifted players ever . . . Size (6 feet 3 inches), speed, puck skills, and vision unmatched when he entered the NHL as an 18-year-old in 1990 (chosen fifth overall by the Penguins) . . . Scored 62 goals and had 149 points in 1995-96 and did not win the scoring title (Penguins teammate Mario Lemieux won it with 69 goals and 161 points) . . . With 32 goals and 69 points, was the sixth leading scorer on the powerhouse 1991-92 Cup champion Penguins . . .

Jagr (right) broke in with superstar Mario Lemieux, and they won two Cups together with the Penguins.

Broke in with stiffs Lemieux, Stevens, Francis, Mullen, and Recchi . . . Back when goaltenders did not resemble the Michelin Man, Jagr was close to unstoppable on a breakaway . . . Played with countryman David Krejci in the 2010 Olympics . . . Wears No. 68 in honor of Czechoslovakia’s Prague Spring rebellion in 1968 . . . One of 25 members in the distinguished Triple Gold Club: winning the World Championships, the Olympics, and the Stanley Cup . . .

Bruins are his sixth stop . . . Left for Russia in 2008 to finish his career, but returned in 2011 and signed with the Flyers.