Greatest Players Drafted – 5th Overall

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Jaromir Jagr

Drafted: 5th overall (1st round), 1990, Pittsburgh Penguins
Amateur Team: Kladno
Born: February 15th, 1972 in Kladno, Czechoslavakia
Position: Right Wing
Teams: PIT, WSH, NYR, PHI, DAL, BOS, NJD, FLA, CGY
Number: 68
Shoots: Left

Career Statistics

Regular Season                     Playoffs

GP: 1733                                 GP: 208
Goals: 766                              Goals: 78 
Assists: 1155                          Assists: 123       
Points: 1921                           Points: 201    
Goals/Game: 0.442                Goals/Game: 0.375  
Assists/Game: 0.666             Assists/Game: 0.591  
Points/Game: 1.108               Points/Game: 0.966                    

Awards/Honours

2x Stanley Cup Champion
5x Art Ross Trophy winner
1x Hart Memorial Trophy winner
3x Lester B. Pearson Award winner
1x Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy winner
1990-91 NHL All-Rookie Team
7x NHL First All-Star Team
1x NHL Second All-Star Team
13x NHL All-Star


Honourable Mention: Scott Stevens (1982, WSH)

Again, no competition here. Jagr’s second in career scoring, third in career goals, and fifth in career assists. There was a stretch of about seven seasons in the prime of his career where he was the best player in the league, and even after a couple years in Russia, he was able to maintain a high level of play when he returned to the NHL. Between the Russia years and the 04-05 lockout, he lost out on four seasons where he was still a real threat to put up 70-80 points. We’re talking 250-300 potential points added on to his current total. He could have been only the second player in history to break the 2000 career points mark, which would have been pretty awesome.