“When I got the birthday cake for (my) 44th birthday (on Feb. 15), you know you get a wish. I said, 'I wish I was going to be a goal scorer.' So far, it worked. So maybe I'm going to catch Gordie and maybe Wayne Gretzky, too.”
Jagr still has a ways to catch those two, as Gretzky (894 goals) is the all-time leader while Howe (801) is a distant second.