Rangers finally acquire Jagr
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"To be able to acquire a player of Jaromir's stature is a rarity in this business," said
The trade, which was approved by the league Friday evening, will send Jagr to New York in exchange for forward
Jagr entered the season with five years and $55 million remaining on his current contract, and the
"This trade is a good one in that it moves the largest player contract in the NHL to a team that can absorb it, and it provides us with options as we seek to improve our team,"
Trade talks between the
The 31-year-old Czech native is in his third season with Washington and was just selected to his 12th All-Star Game. He has 16 goals and 29 assists for 45 points in 46 games this season.
Jagr's best production came in 11 years with Pittsburgh, as he captured five Art Ross Trophies as the NHL's leading scorer and was the Hart Trophy winner as league MVP for the 1998-99 campaign when he accumulated 127 points.
However, he has not produced the same outstanding numbers since leaving Pittsburgh after a 121-point campaign in 2000-01. He posted just 79 points in 2001-02 and last season recorded only 77 -- his lowest full-season output since his second year of 1991-92 when he totaled just 69 points.
Carter has 10 goals and seven assists in 43 games this season. He also has a team-worst minus-12 rating.
"Anson is a proven 20-goal scorer, and we're glad to have him back in Washington,"
In eight NHL seasons with the