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Devils Trade Jagr

It was just a matter of time until the New Jersey Devils traded Jaromir Jagr. Over the last couple weeks Jagr had made it clear he wanted to go to a team that could compete for a playoff spot and possibly a Stanley Cup and he finally got his wish.

On February 26 the Devils shipped Jagr to the Florida Panthers for Florida’s second-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and a choice of either Florida or Minnesota’s (acquired by Florida) third-round selection in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

This is a terrific bit of business by Lou Lamoriello and the Devils to swap a 43 year old for two draft picks. Jagr was a wonderful asset to this New Jersey Devils roster contributing 35 goals and 61 assists in 139 games spanning two seasons but this was a move that had to be made. The Devils now own two more draft picks in an effort to get younger going forward and Jagr joins a young team on the verge of the playoffs that needed a veteran scoring presence.

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