According to Jaromir Jagr, he already has a deal in place to remain with the New Jersey Devils for the 2014-15 NHL season. Jagr signed a one year, $4.55 million deal with New Jersey in the 2013 off season. He proved to be one of the best value free agent acquisitions, as he led New Jersey with 67 points (24 G, 43A).
After practice with the Czech National team, Jagr spoke with Roman Jedlicka of TV Nova Sport and indicated he will be remaining with the Devils next season:
Jaromir Jagr said after practice w/ national team he will continue in #njdevils team. He said he already has agreement with the club.
— Roman Jedlicka (@jedli) April 29, 2014
Renaud Lavoie of TVA also reported that the deal is for an additional year, but Jagr will get between $5-6 million, depending on bonuses. Either way, it is a nice raise for Jagr, who turned 42 this past February.
One year deal for Jaromir Jagr with the Devils. Value is between 5 and 6 million dollars depending on bonuses. #tvasports
— Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) April 29, 2014
The Devils are a team in transition, after missing the playoffs for the second year in a row. Having a veteran presence in the room like Jagr will be a valuable asset for the younger players that will be on the Devils roster next season. Jagr has transitioned from playoff rental to team mentor in his year with New Jersey.
Jagr has indicated he will like to play in the NHL for as long as he possibly can and his 2013-14 stats show no sign of him slowing down.