Jaromir Jagr announced on Wednesday that he is willing to play for Kladno in the Extraliga next season, the top professional league in the Czech Republic. He stated that he is not yet ready to hang up his skates just yet. Furthermore, he noted down on his Facebook page, “I know some of you will not believe it, but I am really looking out at the next season”. “Are you looking forward to it, Kladno fans?”
He noted that he is inclined to return to professional hockey because of his teammate Tomas Plekanec. Jagr wrote, “‘Pleky’ has a dream to play in the playoffs with Kladno”. “Are we going to try to make it happen for him together?” Jaromir Jagr has played 1,733 games in NHL over 24 seasons for Penguins, Capitals, Rangers, Flyers, Dallas, Devils, Panthers, and Flames. On the other hand, Tomas has played 1,001 NHL games with the Canadiens, Brno, and Kladno.
Jaromir Jagr may play for Kladno in 2022-2023
Tomas Plekanec scored 53 points, 17 goals, and 36 assists in over 56 games this season, and had 10 points in 5 games in the relegation-promotion series against Dukla Jihlava which Kladno won to avoid further relegation. After Jaromir Jagr’s selection in the 1990 NHL Draft, he ranked first in League history in game-winning goals, second in points, fourth in goals, and fifth in assists, and Stanley Cup Playoff points.
Jagr’s Facebook page updated his playing status for 2022-2023, which was written in Czech, came on the same day he revealed on Instagram that he had been involved in an automobile accident, further describing the incident with a tram as “my fault”. As stated on nhl.com, Jaromir Jagr penned,
“On Plzeňská, I tried to cross from one direction to another. I checked the other side and drove into it at the right time. But there was a lot of traffic and I didn’t have time to react to the tram, which was going at high speed in the same direction as me”. “I noticed it half a meter in front of me, at the last minute. I thought [I would be dead]. I have always believed that force majeure has a hand over me, and today I have seen it again.
“Thank God! And it also surprised me and actually saved my KIA, from which, despite what it looked like, I climbed out without injury. But most importantly, nothing happened to the passengers on the tram. I would like to end this sad event. And I thank everyone for their understanding and also for their help to those who intervened on the spot.”