NHL GOLDEN OLDIE: JAGR OLDER THAN AVS COACH BED­NAR

The Denver Post - - SPORTS -

Florida Pan­thers winger Jaromir Jagr en­tered Fri­day night’s game against the Avalanche with 1,884 ca­reer points and was in third place on the all-time NHL scor­ing list, only three points be­hind Mark Messier. The record, held by Wayne Gret­zky (2,857), seems un­touch­able.

Jagr and the Avalanche’s head coach are both 44 years old.

In fact, the Avs’ Jared Bed­nar, born Feb. 28, 1972, is 13 days younger than Jagr.

Jagr (755) and the Avs’ Jarome Iginla (614) are the top-two ac­tive ca­reer goal scor­ers in the NHL.

“It is re­mark­able, there’s no ques­tion,” Bed­nar said af­ter the Avalanche’s morn­ing skate at the

Var­lamov up­date.

Although Calvin Pickard started in the Colorado net Fri­day and Spencer Martin was the backup, Avalanche goalie Se­myon Var­lamov was on the ice at the morn­ing skate with his team­mates and faced a lim­ited num­ber of shots.

Bed­nar in­di­cated the goal was for Var­lamov to travel with the team for games at Win­nipeg on Sun­day and at Min­nesota on

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