On the night the Philadelphia Flyers’ season ended, the team’s most experienced leader was unsure about whether he would skate again, according to a USA Today report.
Right wing Jaromir Jagr, who enjoyed a successful NHL return with the Flyers, didn’t discuss his future after Philadelphia was eliminated by the New Jersey Devils.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen,” Jagr said. “It doesn’t matter what’s going to happen.”
Jagr, 40, will become an unrestricted free agent July 1. He said he loved his first season in Philadelphia, his return to the NHL after three years playing in Russia.
“I have to say thanks for the support from the fans,” he said. “I love everybody on this team. That was probably my most enjoyable year I ever had. I win some Cups, I win some trophies, but I love this year. From the organization to the last player on the team, and the fans, they were so nice to me.”
Jagr had just one shot in Game 5 and managed one assist in the series. He had 19 goals and 54 points in 73 regular-season games, then added a goal and six assists in the six-game, first-round win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.