Jaromir Jagr Signs 1-year Deal With Dallas Stars for $4.5 Million
On Tuesday afternoon, it was reported by several sources that unrestricted free agent Jaromir Jagr has reached a one-year deal with the Dallas Stars for $4.5 million.
This is well above the $3.3 million he earned last year as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Coming into this offseason, Jagr was non-committal when asked whether he would be re-joining the Flyers for a second season. He expressed that he would like to come back but wasn’t sure whether the organization was going to be able to meet his demands in terms of playing time and salary.
Jagr wanted reassurance from the organization that he would be given time on the first power play unit and would be able to play with Claude Giroux on the top line.
In addition, it recently surfaced that he was asking for $4 million this season.
Considering the Flyers desire to add a scoring winger as well as the club’s salary cap restraints, it was clear that Jagr’s time in Philadelphia had come to pass.
Dallas is the perfect storm for Jagr as the team needs to add contracts in order to reach the salary cap floor and has a young enough roster that Jagr can earn the playing time he desires.
The 40-year old sure-fire Hall of Famer will turn 41 in February. He scored 19 goals and 35 assists for 54 points last season.
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