Panthers' Jagr passes Messier for second on NHL points list


Jaromir Jagr is second to one when it comes to NHL scoring greats.

The Florida Panthers' future Hall of Famer passed Mark Messier for sole possession of number two on the all-time career points list after assisting on Aleksander Barkov's third-period goal against the Boston Bruins.

Next up: the "unbreakable" record famously held by Wayne Gretzky.

Jagr's 1,888 points are nearly 1,000 fewer than Gretzky's 2,857 points in 1,487 games. 

At 44, Jagr has already racked up 1,662 games over 23 NHL seasons.

But, though Jagr admits Gretzky's point record is "unbreakable", there is no telling how much longer he may give chase.

"I love the game. I'm willing to do anything to play as long as I can," he said after the 3-1 Bruins win.

Upon passing Messier, Jagr, who spent 11 of his 23 NHL seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins, was given a curtain call and the game was halted to present him with a golden stick to commemorate the occasion.