The great mystery surrounding Jaromir Jagr’s next NHL destination could finally be revealed Monday.
According to multiple reports out of Jagr’s native Czech Republic, the future Hockey Hall of Famer is on the verge on inking a deal with the New Jersey Devils:
The situation around Jaromir Jagr has stabilized. He should sign the contract with New Jersey Devils today… Finally… #jagr
— Zdenek Janda (@zdenek_janda) July 22, 2013
99 percent Jagr is gonna sign with #NJDevils. Good source.
— Roman Jedlicka (@jedli) July 20, 2013
However, the Devils GM Lou Lamoriello offered no comment on the matter when contacted by Devils blog Fire & Ice on Sunday. And agent Petr Svoboda did not respond to the site’s attempts to contact him.
According to Czech site iSport.cz, Jagr stopped by Newark last week to inspect the Prudential Center, the Devils’ home.
If he suits up for New Jersey, the 41-year-old Jagr will have played for six different NHL clubs in his career. Five of those teams — Pittsburgh, Washington, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York Rangers — play in the newly named Metropolitan Division.