Jaromir Jagr has been named one of 3 finalists for the Masterson Trophy. The trophy is given to the player who shows the most perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.
Jagr played all 82 games for the New Jersey Devils last season and totaled 67 points at 42 years old.
Tom Gulitti caught up with Jagr:
Jagr: “If I’m happy somewhere and I feel like the other side is kind of interested, there’s no reason to change.”
“I told you after the season I was happy there and I have no reason to change clubs because I was happy. There’s no reason to do it.”
Once the final horn sounded on the season and Jagr went out for the 3 stars, he was clearly having fun with the fans and nothing has really convinced anyone that he is unhappy here. He certainly profited in the point department.
The details of Jagr’s recent contract extension were also revealed by Tom Gulitti.
Jagr’s base salary for next season is $3.5 million. But he has $2 million in games played bonuses from this season that carries to 2014-15.
— Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) April 30, 2014
This is similar to his contract from the 2013-14 season. He made $2 million on a base salary and another $2 million through the same games played bonus that he received last season. It is a 1-year deal.
The New Jersey Devils have also nominated Cory Schneider for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy. This trophy ““to the player in the League that best exemplifies leadership qualities both on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community.”
Without getting into the specifics, Schneider has helped and participated in various charity programs that the Devils have held including Make-A-Wish of New Jersey, Hockey Fights Cancer night, and many others.