The Boston Bruins needed to do something to keep up with the Joneses, in this case the Pittsburgh Penguins.
So the Bruins went out and landed big Jaromir Jagr in a deal with the Dallas Stars Tuesday, sending two prospects and a draft pick to the Lone Star State. The Stars get forward Lane MacDermid and the rights to unsigned draft pick Cody Payne plus a conditional second-round pick, which becomes a first-rounder if the Bruins get to the Eastern Conference final.
“Jaromir Jagr produced as a consistent scorer for our team all year and we would like to thank him for his contributions to our hockey club,” Dallas Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk said. “With our eye to the future, we have acquired some valuable assets that we believe strengthen our organization.”
Jagr, the NHL’s all-time leading European scorer, signed a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the Stars in the summer. He leads Dallas with 14 goals and 26 points in 34 games this season.
In 1,380 career games, Jagr, a seven-time first-team all-star and five-time Art Ross Trophy winner, has 679 goals and 1,000 assists.