- Category : 1972-births
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Contagion 1
Czech professional ice hockey right winger currently playing for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. He formerly played with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers, Dallas Stars, Boston Bruins, and New Jersey Devils, serving as captain of the Penguins and the Rangers. After leaving the Rangers, he played for three seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League with Avangard Omsk before returning to the NHL with the Flyers. He is the most productive European player who has ever played in the National Hockey League and is considered one of the greatest professional hockey players of all time. At age 43 he continues to play in the NHL, and is the oldest player to record a hat trick.
Jágr was the fifth overall selection in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, and is the only player still active in the NHL from the 1990 Draft. He won consecutive Stanley Cups in the 1991 and 1992 seasons with the Penguins. He has won the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL scoring champion five times (four times in a row), the Lester B. Pearson Award for the NHL's outstanding player as voted by the NHL Players' Association three times, and the Hart Memorial Trophy as the league's most valuable player once, while being a finalist an additional four times.
For two decades, from 1981 to 2001, only three players won the Art Ross Trophy as the leading point-scorer over the regular season: Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Jágr. Jágr has won the award the most of any non-Canadian player.
He is also one of only 25 hockey players in the Triple Gold Club, who have played for teams that have won the Stanley Cup (1991, 1992), the Ice Hockey World Championships (2005, 2010), and the Olympic gold medal in ice hockey (1998). Jágr is one of only two Czech players (the other being Jiří Šlégr) in the Triple Gold Club, achieving this feat in 2005. Jágr was the Czech Republic's flag bearer for the 2010 Winter Olympics.