1972 – He was born on the 15th day of February this year in Kladno, Czechoslovakia, now Czech Republic. Jagr wears the number 68 in honor of the Prague Spring rebellion that occurred in Czechoslovakia in 1968, also the year in which his grandfather died while in prison.
1975 – He began skating at age three. At the age of 16, he was playing at the highest level of competition in Czechoslovakia.
1991 – He was a supporting player with the powerhouse Penguins that won back-to-back Stanley Cups in this year and in 1992.
1994 – Despite having tied Eric Lindros for the league scoring lead with 70 points, Jagr won his first Art Ross Trophy based on his 32 goals to Lindros’ 29 goals.
1996 – This year’s World Cup of Hockey also did not see Jagr at his best. His performance was hampered by the flu and it only underscored the poor play of the whole team.
1998 – He was ranked number 37 on The Hockey News’ list of the 100 Greatest Hockey Players.
2000 – Jagr was under pressure to find his scoring touch and faced criticisms about his relationship with Coach Ivan Hlinka.
2006 – Before the first game of the 2006-07 NHL season, Jagr was announced as the new captain of the New York Rangers, replacing Mark Messier, who retired before the 2005-06 season.
2007 – Against the Washington Capitals, Jagr earned an assist on a goal by Michal Rozsíval to record his 1,500th career point. He is only the 12th NHLer to reach this mark.