In a shocking trade deadline move, the Boston Bruins traded for veteran RW Jaromir Jagr.
Jagr was acquired from the Dallas Stars and the 1999 Hart Memorial Trophy winner didn’t take long to have an impact for fantasy hockey owners. In his first game against the New Jersey Devils, Jagr scored a goal off his skate. It may have been a rather fluky goal, but it counted for fantasy owners nonetheless.
Jagr was limited to just one shot and no points in the next game. However, on Monday night, Jagr again showed that he can be a steady contributor in deeper fantasy leagues. The 41-year-old helped on two goals during the team’s 6-2 thrashing of the Carolina Hurricanes and it was his best fantasy performance to date with his new team.
Jagr now brings his season totals up to 15 goals and 14 assists (29 points). He has played much better than anyone has expected and is certinaly one of the most valuable veterans in all of fantasy. It may be a little premature to expect Jagr to average a point per game, like he is currently doing with Boston, but he could still surprise many people down the stretch.
Jagr may not have any 100-plus point seasons left under his belt, but the veteran can still have an impact in daily fantasy leagues.