Jaromir Jagr Net Worth 2024, Biography, Age, Height

By Alice Moreno

Jaromír Jágr’s real name is the same as his well-known public name. He’s got nicknames like Jags, Jarda, and The Ageless Wonder. Born on 15 February 1972, he’s 51 years old. He hails from Kladno, Czechoslovakia, but now lives in Pittsburgh, PA, US. Standing tall at 190cm and weighing 104kg, he’s a force on the ice.

Jágr is a professional Czech ice hockey player. He plays as a right winger and shoots left. In 1990, the Pittsburgh Penguins drafted him 5th overall. He wears jersey number 68. Over his career, he’s played 1733 games, scored 766 goals, and made 1155 assists. His total points stand at 1921.

Financially, Jágr’s done well. His net worth is around $50 million. Over his career, he’s earned about $135,382,322 with a current salary of $1,000,000. He even had a strange endorsement of his peanut butter.

Family-wise, Jaromír Jágr, Sr. is his father, and Anna Jágrová is his mother. 

He has a sibling named Jitka Kallová. Over the years, he’s dated several people, with Dominika Branisova being his current girlfriend. He has two daughters, Natália and Karolína, with his ex-girlfriend George Jiraska.

Quick Facts About Jaromir Jagr

Real NameJaromír Jágr
NicknameJags, Jarda, Mario Jr., The Ageless Wonder
Birthday/Age15 February 1972 (Age 51)
Weight230lb (104kg)
Height190cm(6’-3”)
BirthplaceKladno, Czechoslovakia
ResidencePittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Pa), Us
ProfessionCzech Professional Ice Hockey Player
PositionRight Winger
ShootsLeft
Draft5th Overall, 1990
Draft TeamPittsburgh Penguins
Jersey Number68
Gp1733
G766
A1155
Pts1921
+/-322
Ps217.1
Net Worth$50 Million
Career Earnings$135,382,322
Salary$1,000,000
EndorsementsVintage Jaromir Jagr Peanut Butter
FatherJaromír Jágr, Sr.
MotherAnna Jágrová
SiblingsJitka Kallová
Ex GirlfriendIva Kubelková, George Jiraska, Nicol Lenertová, Andre Verešová, Lucie Borhyová, Inna Puhajková And Veronika Kopřivová
GirlfriendDominika Branisova
ChildrenNatália And Karolína 

Jaromir Jagr Biography

Jaromír Jágr was born on 15 February 1972. He’s a Czech pro ice hockey right winger. He plays for and owns Rytíři Kladno in the Czech Extraliga. He’s played in the NHL for many teams, including the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers. He was captain of the Penguins and Rangers. From 1990-2008, he was in the NHL. In 2008, he moved to the Kontinental Hockey League for three seasons. He returned to the NHL in 2011. By 2018, he moved to HC Kladno. With 35 pro seasons and 2,000 games by 2023, Jágr’s career is one of the longest in hockey.

He’s second in NHL points, right after Wayne Gretzky. In 1990, he was the NHL’s youngest player. By the time he left, he was its oldest. He’s also the oldest to score a hat-trick. In 2017, he was named among the top 100 NHL players.

Jágr was picked fifth in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. He’s won two Stanley Cups with the Penguins in 1991 and 1992. He’s received many awards, including the Art Ross Trophy five times.

Jágr is in the Triple Gold Club. This means he’s won the Stanley Cup, World Championships, and an Olympic gold in hockey. He achieved this in 2005. He was the flag bearer for the Czech Republic in the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s one of three players from 1981-2001 to win the Art Ross Trophy. He’s won it more than any non-Canadian. He’s in the Czech Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.

Jaromir Jagr Net Worth

Jaromir Jagr Net Worth

Jaromír Jágr has a net worth of $50 million. Over his career, he’s earned about $135,382,322. He signed a one-year contract with the Calgary Flames.

The contract was worth $1,000,000. This amount was guaranteed. His yearly average salary from this deal is also $1,000,000.

Jágr has faced financial challenges over the years. While he denies having a gambling issue, he confessed in 2003 to clearing debts of $950,000 with online gambling sites from 1998 to 2002. One such site, CaribSports, claimed Jágr owed them $500,000. When Jágr stopped monthly payments, the story became public. In 2003, the IRS filed a $3.27 million lien against him for unpaid 2001 taxes. He had just settled a $350,000 tax claim from 1999. In 2006, he sued his former accountant over a 2003 tax form, arguing it would’ve saved him $6 million if filed on time.

Separately, in May 2022, Jágr was involved in a car accident. His Kia collided with a tram, but fortunately, no injuries were reported.

Estimated Career Earnings

TEAMYEARSALARYSIGNING BONUSINCENTIVETOTAL CASH
Pittsburgh Penguins1990-1991$150,000$150,000
1991-1992$225,000
1992-1993$700,000
1993-1994$1,322,000
1994-1995$2,800,000
1995-1996$3,250,000
1996-1997$4,050,000
1997-1998$5,100,000
1998-1999$5,000,000
1999-2000$10,400,000
2000-2001$9,533,333
2001-2002$10,033,333
Washington Capitals2002-2003$11,000,000$11,000,000
2003-2004$11,000,000
New York Rangers2005-2006$8,360,000$8,360,000
2006-2007$8,360,000
2007-2008$8,360,000
2008-2009$8,360,000
Philadelphia Flyers2011-2012$3,100,000$200,000$3,300,000
Boston Bruins2012-2013$4,000,000$500,000$50,000$4,550,000
New Jersey Devils2013-2014$2,000,000$2,000,000$4,000,000
Florida Panthers2014-2015$846,774$2,000,000$2,846,774
New Jersey Devils2014-2015$2,653,226$2,653,226
Florida Panthers2015-2016$3,500,000$1,905,000$5,405,000
2016-2017$4,000,000
Calgary Flames2017-2018$623,656$623,656
Est. Earnings (25 seasons)$128,727,322$700,000$5,955,000$135,382,322

Source: Spotrac-cash-earnings

Jaromir Jagr Early Life

Jágr started skating when he was just three years old. He quickly showed great talent. By 15, he played for Poldi SONP Kladno, a top team in Czechoslovakia. At 17, he was the youngest on the Czechoslovakia national team.

Growing up, Jágr had a unique way to protest Soviet policies. He kept a photo of U.S. President Ronald Reagan in his school gradebook. This was his way to oppose the Soviet Union’s influence in his country.

Jaromir Jagr Career

Jaromir Jagr Career

Jaromír Jágr made history as the first Czechoslovak player to join the NHL without defecting. This happened as the Iron Curtain was coming down. He was picked fifth by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1990 NHL Draft. 

Unique to his situation, he moved straight from Czechoslovakia to North America. At the draft in Vancouver, he was the first from Czechoslovakia to attend with his government’s approval.

With the Penguins, Jágr quickly made an impact. The team won the Stanley Cup in both 1991 and 1992. At just 20, Jágr became one of the NHL’s youngest players to score in a Stanley Cup Final.

Before mastering English, Jágr read the weather forecast on Pittsburgh’s WDVE radio. His English was broken, and he had a strong accent. He and Jiří Hrdina, his teammate, were dubbed the “Czechmates”, a witty take on the chess term “checkmate”. Jágr used Scrabble to improve his English. Some fans noticed his name could be rearranged as “Mario Jr.”, linking him to teammate Michael Jordan.

In 2001, after playing 806 games for Pittsburgh, Jágr achieved a milestone. He became the second player, after Lemieux, to score 1,000 points as a Penguin. In the franchise’s history, he ranks second in goals, only behind Lemieux. He’s third in games played, assists, and points. Sidney Crosby has since surpassed him in these categories.

Before the 2005–06 season, the Rangers hadn’t made the playoffs for seven straight years. After letting go of many high-priced veterans and with Mark Messier‘s retirement, many thought they’d be the NHL’s weakest team. However, Jágr thought differently. He assured fans the Rangers would make the playoffs. True to his word, he began the 2005 season exceptionally, becoming the fourth NHL player to score ten or more goals in under ten games at a season’s start. His performance pushed the Rangers into the playoffs. But, injuries, including Jágr’s, led to them being ousted in the first round by the New Jersey Devils.

On 29 March 2006, Jágr made a mark. He surpassed Ratelle by assisting on Petr Průcha’s first-period goal. This was against the New York Islanders’ goalie, Rick DiPietro.

On 2 April 2013, Jágr was traded to the Boston Bruins. They exchanged him for Lane MacDermid, Cody Payne, and a conditional third-round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Jágr played his first game for the Bruins on 4 April. He scored the only goal, leading to a 1–0 win against the New Jersey Devils. Later, on 21 April 2013, he scored against the Florida Panthers. This was his second goal for the Bruins, and it tied the record for the most game-winning goals in an NHL career. Phil Esposito previously held the record of 118 goals.

On 19 March 2015, Jágr achieved a milestone. He scored his 718th career goal in a game against Detroit. This moved him ahead of Phil Esposito, placing him fifth on the NHL’s all-time goal-scoring list.

On 3 February 2018, Jágr played for his hometown team, Kladno, marking his first game since 31 December 2017. He played nearly 20 minutes, making three assists. But in his fifth game with Kladno, he suffered a knee injury. This kept him out for the season. To qualify for the playoff finals, he played briefly in ten playoff games. By 14 May, Jágr shared his intention to stay with Kladno for his 30th professional season. Then, on 19 April, he showed his prowess by scoring four goals in a single game. This victory promoted Kladno to the top-tier Czech Extraliga.

In 2022, at age 50, Jágr pondered retirement. He spent most of his time in the dressing room and felt overwhelmed with team administration. He lacked the drive for the strict game and even mentioned having to push himself to play in the 2023 NHL Winter Classic’s alumni game featuring the Penguins. The 2022–23 season was Jágr’s 35th straight season in professional ice hockey. By February 2023, he achieved his 1,100th professional goal. Jágr expressed concerns about retirement, fearing the loss of sponsors for Kladno, which could threaten the team’s sustainability.

Jaromir Jagr Jersey

YearsTeamJersey Number
1990-2001Pittsburgh Penguins68
2001-2004Washington Capitals
2003-2008New York Rangers
2011-2012Philadelphia Flyers
2012-2013Dallas Stars
2012-2013Boston Bruins
2013-2015New Jersey Devils
2014-2017Florida Panthers
2017-2018Calgary Flames

Jaromir Jagr Stats

Regular SeasonPlayoffs
SeasonTeamLgeGPGAPtsPIM+/-GPGAPtsPIM
1988-89KladnoCzech.39810184 
1989-90KladnoCzech.512228500 
1990-91Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL8027305742-424310136
1991-92Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL703237693412211113246
1992-93Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL8134609461301254923
1993-94Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL803267996115624616
1994-95Bolzano HCItaly-A10000 
1994-95Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL48323870372312105156
1994-95KladnoCzech11814220-12
1994-95Schalker SharksGer.11110110 
1995-96Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL82628714996311811122318
1996-97Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL63474895402254484
1997-98Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL773567102641764592
1998-99Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL81448312766179571216
1999-00Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL6342549650251188166
2000-01Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL8152691214219162101218
2001-02Washington CapitalsNHL69314879300
2002-03Washington CapitalsNHL7536417738562572
2003-04Washington CapitalsNHL4616294526-4
2003-04New York RangersNHL3115142912-1
2004-05KladnoCzech17111728167
2004-05Omsk AvangardRussia3216233963 11491322
2005-06New York RangersNHL825469123723430112
2006-07New York RangersNHL82306696782610561112
2007-08New York RangersNHL82254671588105101512
2008-09Omsk AvangardKHL5525285362-194594
2009-10Omsk AvangardKHL51222042501931120
2010-11Omsk AvangardKHL49193251486142798
2011-12Philadelphia FlyersNHL73193554305111782
2012-13KladnoCzech342433572822
2012-13Dallas StarsNHL3414122620-5
2012-13Boston BruinsNHL112792322010108
2013-14New Jersey DevilsNHL822443674616
2014-15New Jersey DevilsNHL5711182942-10
2014-15Florida PanthersNHL206121867
2015-16Florida PanthersNHL79273966482360224
2016-17Florida PanthersNHL82163046562
2017-18Calgary FlamesNHL22167106
2017-18Kladno KnightsCzech-250440 
2018-19Kladno KnightsCzech-241348 
2019-20KladnoCzech3815142928-10
2020-21Kladno KnightsCzech-219210128 
2021-22Kladno KnightsCzech4381119204
2022-23Kladno KnightsCzech265914160
NHL Totals173376611551921116720878123201163

Source: hockeyDB

Transactions

DateTransaction
January 29 2018Waived by Calgary (CGY), loaned to Europe
October 2 2017Signed a 1 year $1 million contract with Calgary (CGY)
May 5 2016Signed a 1 year $5.515 million extension with Florida (FLA)
April 12 2015Signed a 1 year $3.5 million extension with Florida (FLA)
February 26 2015Traded to Florida (FLA) from New Jersey (NJD) for 2015 2nd round pick and 2016 3rd round pick
May 1 2014Signed a 1 year extension with New Jersey (NJ)
Jul 23 2013Signed a 1 year $4 million contract with New Jersey (NJ)
Apr 2 2013Traded to Boston (BOS) from Dallas (DAL) for Lane MacDermid and 2013 2nd round pick
Jul 3 2012Signed a 1 year $4.55 million contract with Dallas (DAL)
Jul 1 2011Signed a 1 year $3.3 million contract with Philadelphia (PHI)
Jun 16 1990Drafted by Pittsburgh (PIT): Round 1 (#5 overall)

Source: Spotrac-transactions

Jaromir Jagr Awards, Records, and Honors

AwardAwarded
World Championship Gold Medal2
Olympic Gold Medal1
Triple Gold Club1
U18 EJC Silver Medal1
World Championship Bronze Medal2
Olympic Bronze Medal1
U20 WJC Bronze Medal1
Czech Extraliga Most Valuable Player1
NHL All-Rookie Team1
NHL First All-Star Team7
NHL Most Points (Art Ross Trophy)5
NHL Most Valuable Player (Hart Trophy)1
NHL MVP Selected by NHLPA (Ted Lindsay Award)3
NHL Second All-Star Team1
NHL Sportsmanship Award (Bill Masterton Trophy)1
NHL Stanley Cup Champion2
U20 WJC All-Star Team1
World Championship All-Star Team4
World Championship Best Forward1
World Championship Most Valuable Player1

Jaromir Jagr Endorsements

The ’90s were indeed filled with unique and sometimes offbeat endorsements and Jágr’s peanut butter is a memorable example of that. It’s always fascinating to see how athletes branch out into different ventures, and this one was definitely unique!

Jaromír Jágr, the legendary Czech ice hockey player, had his peanut butter brand during the 1990s. It’s one of those quirky endorsements that sports stars sometimes get into. Jágr’s peanut butter was especially popular among Pittsburgh Penguins fans, as he played for the Penguins for a significant portion of his career.

Jaromir Jagr Family And Personal Life

Jágr lives in the Czech Republic when not playing hockey. His dad, also named Jaromír Jágr, was born in 1940 and passed away in 2022. His father owned hotel chains and was president of HC Kladno. Jágr says his strength comes from growing up on a farm. He worked all year, which fueled his love for exercise.

Jágr has always worn the number 68. This number honors the Prague Spring of 1968 in Czechoslovakia. It’s also in memory of his grandfather, who died in prison that year. His grandfather had been jailed earlier for resisting farm collectivization under Communist rule. When asked about his jersey number, Jágr clarifies it’s not about issues with Russians but his dislike for Communism. With the New Jersey Devils, he got special permission to wear 68. The team’s policy typically limits jersey numbers to 35 or lower. Jágr’s hero is former U.S. President Ronald Reagan. He admires Reagan’s efforts to end European Communism.

Jágr supports the Civic Democratic Party (ODS), a liberal conservative group. He’s said he always votes for them. In a past election, he even appeared on their billboards and financially backed them. On 26 May 2010, Jágr publicly backed the party and its leader, Petr Nečas. He stated his hope for a favorable election result in a press conference. Jágr also emphasized the importance of funding sports. He believes that when kids are involved in sports, they stay away from problems like alcohol.

Jágr is an Orthodox Christian. He got baptized in 2001 in Prague. While playing in Russia, an Orthodox country, he spoke more about his faith.

There’s a fan club called “The Traveling Jagrs” dedicated to Jágr. It’s made up of fans from Calgary and Camrose in Alberta. They wear outfits representing Jágr’s teams and sport long black wigs like Jágr’s hair. They used to watch him play once or twice a year. But when Jágr joined the Flames, they started attending more games.

Jaromír Jágr is with Dominika Branisova. They’ve been together since 2020. Last year, photos confirmed their relationship. Jágr chose not to comment on it. Before Dominika, he dated Veronika Kopivová. They met in 2015. She was a Miss 2012 finalist.

Dominika is a 26-year-old Czech model. She’s a big name in Czech fashion. On Instagram, she’s labeled herself a traveler. She’s been to cities like Seoul, Taipei, and Shanghai. Now, she’s off to Istanbul. Earnings for her work vary widely. During the pandemic, Jágr said they spent a lot of time together, even without the quarantine. They’re usually inseparable.

Jaromír Jágr and Dominika are considering having a baby. Jágr already has two daughters, Natália and Karolína, with ex-girlfriend George Jiraska.

Jaromir Jagr Education

Jaromír Jágr went to Soukromé Střední Odborné Učiliště HP Proficon S.r.o. for his schooling. Later, he studied at the Secondary Technical School of Civil Engineering and Business Academy.

Jaromir Jagr Philanthropy

Jaromír Jágr has become a key supporter of Ukrainian refugees. He set up a charity game in the Czech Republic. The goal was to raise money for the refugees there. The game was at the O2 Arena in Prague. Over 14,000 fans came to the sold-out event.

Jágr plays for and owns the Knights of Kladno. They played against Sparta HC for this event. He shared his happiness on Facebook about the game’s success. He hoped to fill the O2 arena to help Ukrainian families in the Czech Republic.

His NHL friends helped, too, donating $68,000. This number reflects Jágr’s jersey number, 68. They played the Ukrainian anthem before the game. Fans vocalized “Ukraine” all night. NHL’s Gary Bettman showed his support through the Jumbotron.

Sparta HC won the game 4-1 against the Knights. But the score was different from the focus. The aim was to help the refugees.

Conclusion

Jaromír Jágr, born in 1972, is a renowned Czech ice hockey player. He has played for multiple NHL teams and has worn jersey number 68 throughout his career, honoring the 1968 Prague Spring and his grandfather’s struggles. Jágr’s long career in the NHL has earned him a dedicated fan club, “The Traveling Jagrs.”

Off the ice, Jágr is deeply connected to his roots, residing in the Czech Republic during off-seasons. He pursued his education at Soukromé Střední Odborné Učiliště HP Proficon S.r.o. and the Secondary Technical School of Civil Engineering and Business Academy. His father, also named Jaromír Jágr, had a significant influence on HC Kladno.

Beyond sports, Jágr has shown a commitment to philanthropy. He organized a charity game for Ukrainian refugees in the Czech Republic, drawing a massive crowd and significant support from the NHL. His efforts have solidified his status not just as a sports icon but also as a humanitarian.

FAQs

Why did Jagr leave the NHL?

Jágr decided to leave the NHL for the KHL in 2008 primarily to be closer to his family. His parents, Jaromir and Anna, had been a significant part of his life and career, as seen when they celebrated the Penguins’ 1991 Stanley Cup victory together. Jágr’s desire for excellence and his urgency to achieve it played a role in his decision. Being nearer to his family while continuing to play at a high level was essential for him.

Is Jagr in the Hall of Fame?

Jaromír Jágr is not yet inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. His remarkable career points put him second only to Wayne Gretzky. The primary reason Jágr hasn’t been inducted is his remarkable longevity in the sport. Players must be retired for three years before they can be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Given Jágr’s prolonged career and continued playing, he hasn’t met this criterion yet. Once he retires, given his extraordinary contributions to the sport, it’s highly likely he will be inducted.

Alice Moreno
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Hi, I'm Alice Moreno. I've been writing about celebrities since 2005. I love sharing stories about famous people and finding out how much they're worth. I studied Journalism and enjoy digging for facts to make sure everything I write is true.

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