Jaromir Jagr, one of the greatest ice hockey players of all time, celebrated his 45th birthday on February 15, and we decided to pay tribute to this phenomenal Czech winger by dedicating our post to him today. Jaromir Jagr has taken the world of ice hockey by storm and – despite his age – not only is he still playing (currently for the Florida Panthers), but he is often putting out insane numbers and performances. If you want to learn more about this outstanding athlete, check out these 25 Things You Might Not Know About Jaromir Jagr – The Ageless Wonder.
Jaromir Jagr is known for his “midnight trainings.” He particularly enjoys midnight skating sessions with a weighted vest.
A true workout wonder, he did 2,000 squats and 100 push-ups daily when he was just 9 years old.
Jagr always wears No.68 to honor his country and his grandfather who passed away during the Prague Spring, a rebellion against the Soviet Union that took place in then Czechoslovakia in 1968.
Jagr is an Orthodox Christian; he was baptized in 2001 by Prague's metropolitan bishop.
In 2000, Jagr became the first player ever to garner one million votes to the All-Star Game.
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