A Penguins legend was in Pittsburgh over the weekend for the first time since his days in the NHL.
Jaromir Jagr was in the area for an autograph signing and stopped by PPG Paints Arena, confirmed by Penguins President Kevin Acklin.
The 51-year-old Jagr, who owns the Klando Knights in his hometown in Czech Republic and still plays for them, took a tour of the Penguins locker room and was gifted a reserve-retro jersey with his name and number on it.
Jagr last played in the NHL in 2018.
But it’s believed it wasn’t just a quick visit with old friends.
It is believed the Penguins are trying to figure out when Jagr can make time for a jersey retirement celebration.
Jagr wore #68 in Pittsburgh and only two other players have had their number lifted to the rafters, Michel Briere, who died from injuries in a car accident after the 1970 season and Mario Lemieux.
It would make sense for the Penguins to retire #68. Jagr not only one of the greatest to ever play in Pittsburgh, but also in the entire league.