Jaromir Jagr moves to 2nd behind Wayne Gretzky on NHL career points list

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WATCH ABOVE: Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr assisted on a goal by Aleksander Barkov to move him into second place all-time on the NHL career points list with 1,888. Jagr broke a tie with Mark Messier and is second to Wayne Gretzky who leads with 2,857 career points – Dec 23, 2016

Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr has moved into outright No. 2 spot on the NHL career scoring list.

Jagr got career point No. 1,888 on Thursday night, breaking a tie with Mark Messier. The historic point was an assist with 6:40 left in the third period of Florida’s game against the Boston Bruins.

“I appreciate everything … over my hockey career, and I thank the fans,” Jagr said in a brief ceremony during which he was given a golden stick.

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Only Wayne Gretzky, with 2,857 points, has more than Jagr. Aleksander Barkov was credited with the goal that deflected off the 44-year-old Czech star.

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In a video, Gretzky offered congratulations. “You play the game the right way,” he told Jagr.

The game was stopped for a celebration, and Jagr came onto the ice to accept the commemorative golden stick from the Panthers. He waved to the crowd, got congratulatory stick-taps from both teams, and the game – his 1,663rd in the NHL – resumed.

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