During the NHL’s hiatus, we at the Last Word on Hockey are going to look back at each date’s historical significance to the game. We’ll remember the moments that shaped the sport of hockey that happened on this day. Here’s our look at this date in hockey history for April 9th, featuring Jaromir Jagr.
Today in Hockey History
Jaromir Jagr Gets 1,800th Career Point
2015: The ageless Czech forward gets a pair of assists in the Florida Panthers 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins. Jagr becomes the fourth player to reach 1,800 career points with the points. He joins Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier and Gordie Howe as the only players to get the mark.
Jagr would play into the 2017-18 with the Calgary Flames before heading back to the Czech league with Kladno. He finished with 1,921 NHL points, but the 48-year-old is still playing hockey.
Other Notable Events
1980: Howe scores his final NHL goal as the Hartford Whalers lose 8-4 to the Canadiens. It was the 68th post-season goal of his career.
1987: Gretzky ties a playoff record for most assists in a post-season game with six. The Edmonton Oilers would thump the Kings, 13-3, in Game 2 of the Smythe semis.
1993: Pittsburgh would break the consecutive wins record with 16 in a 10-4 rout of the New York Rangers.
2017: Detroit wins the final game at the Joe Louis Arena as the top the New Jersey Devils, 4-1.
Happy Birthday to You
1907: Ebbie Goodfellow
1940: Jimmy Roberts
1964: Rick Tocchet
1980: Alexei Ponikarovsky
1985: Brian Elliott