Jaromir Jagr says he’ll play until he can’t walk

Nov 3, 2013; Saint Paul, MN, USA; New Jersey Devils forward Jaromir Jagr (68) looks on during the first period against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. The Wild defeated the Devils 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

NHL veteran Jaromir Jagr is set to be 42 years old in February, but that doesn’t have him thinking about retirement. If Jagr wanted to call it quits instead of continuing to play with a bad New Jersey Devils team, no one would blame him, but Jagr is one of those guys that loves playing the game and he can’t see a future without it.

This has recently led to Jagr saying he doesn’t plan to retire after this season, so we could still see him on the NHL ice for a few more years.

“I’ll tell you one thing, as long as I don’t die, it’s not my last year of playing hockey,” Jagr told the Courier-Post. “I don’t know where I’m gonna play. I don’t know if I’m gonna play U.S. or somewhere else. I’m gonna play. I’ll play until I cannot walk. I love the game too much to leave it.”

Jagr is only under contract for one-year with the Devils, so if he can continue to look like one of their better forwards despite his age, there is a chance that he could get another one-year deal with another team in the league next offseason.

Topics: Jaromir Jagr, New Jersey Devils

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