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Jaromir Jagr, Calgary Flames agree to one-year contract

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Former Florida Panthers' Jaromir Jagr of the Czech Republic waits for the drop of the puck to start a game against the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on February 20, 2017. File photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI
Former Florida Panthers' Jaromir Jagr of the Czech Republic waits for the drop of the puck to start a game against the St. Louis Blues at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on February 20, 2017. File photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Photo

Future Hall of Fame forward Jaromir Jagr agreed to terms on a one-year, $1 million contract with the Calgary Flames, multiple outlets reported Monday.

Jagr can earn an additional $1 million in bonuses with the Flames, according to TSN.

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The 45-year-old Czech also turned down a contract offer from the St. Louis Blues, general manager Doug Armstrong told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Jagr recorded 16 goals and 30 assists while playing in all 82 regular-season games last season with the Florida Panthers, but the sides failed to come to terms on a new deal and parted ways on July 1.

The five-time Art Ross Trophy winner and 1998-99 Hart Trophy recipient has collected 765 goals and 1,149 assists for 1,914 points. His goal total is eclipsed only by Wayne Gretzky (894) and Gordie Howe (801) while his point total (1,914) is second only to "The Great One" (2,857).

Jagr has been selected for the NHL All-Star Game 13 times and voted to the NHL First All-Star Team seven times. He has played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals and Panthers during his decorated career.

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Calgary opens the season Wednesday night in Edmonton against reigning Hart Trophy recipient Connor McDavid and the Oilers.

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