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Illustration for article titled Jaromir Jagr Remembers His Very First Goal, And His Beautiful Mullet

Maybe it's Jaromir Jagr's last season; maybe not, since he did put up 67 points for the Devils last year. But just on the chance that this'll be his last run, let's not wait for the silver anniversary. It was 24 years ago today that a bemulleted Penguins rookie scored his first NHL goal.

The 42-year-old Jagr remembered the occasion on his Facebook page. As roughly translated by Czech broadcaster Roman Jedlicka:

"It is exactly 24 years ago today I scored my first NHL goal. Those were the days, back then I had long hair, I was fast, and defenders were slow. Now: short hair, I'm slow, and defenders are fast...You can't stop time."


Happens to all of us. Especially the hair thing.

Here's video of that goal, which came off of current New Jersey goalie coach Chris Terreri:

Photo collage by Sportsnet.

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