Jaromir Jagr Ends International Retirement, Will Play For Czechs At World Championship

It seems like Jaromir Jagr's anxiety to represent his native Czech Republic will never go away.

After retiring following the team's participation in the 2014 World Championships held in Minsk - where the Czech side lost 3-0 to Sweden in the Bronze medal game - the Florida Panthers winger has decided to represent his country one more time for the upcoming WC that will be held in the Czech Republic.

The news was confirmed by the team's coach Vladimir Ruzicka who said that the 43-year-old forward will be in the squad for the upcoming tournament.

Jagr has seen his career taken a turn for the best in his last season. He was traded from the New Jersey Devils to the Florida Panthers and the veteran certainly provided a spark for the Panthers with 18 points (six goals and 12 assists) in the 20 games he played for them.

The veteran winger - who once said is looking to play until he's 50 years old - has 722 goals and 1080 assists at the NHL level. He's fifth all-time in goals scored, sixth in assists and his points total (1082) ranks fourth all-time only behind Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier and Gordie Howe.

Jagr is one of the best European hockey players to ever play in the NHL and numbers-wise he's simply the best of all-time. He will certainly be a joy to watch in a World Championship that will start on May 1st and where the Czech will look to improve on the fourth-place they got last year.

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