Jagr has received a state award of merit

Czech hockey player Jaromir Jagr was awarded the President of Czech Republic Milos Zeman medal “For merits” of I degree.

As noted hokej.cz, Jagr became the first athlete in the history of independent Czech Republic, which received two state awards. Nine years ago, Jagr was awarded a medal “For merits” of II degree.

The Czech is a two-time Stanley Cup winner in the “Pittsburgh penguins”, the Olympic champion and world champion in the national team.

Jagr also known for his “Washington capitals”, “new York Rangers” and “avant-garde”.

At the moment, the 47-year-old striker favours a private Czech club “Retiree Kladno”.

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