JockBio Vital Stats
  • New York Rangers
• Right Wing • #68
  • Height: 6' 2"
• Weight: 233 • Born: 2/15/72
  • The four players taken ahead of Jaromir in the 1990 draft were Owen Nolan, Petr Nedved, Keith Primeau and Mike Ricci.
  • Jaromir scored his first hat trick in February of 1991 against the Bruins. He was the youngest Penguin in history to score three times in a game.
  • In 1995, Jaromir became the first European-trained player to win the NHL scoring title. He was the first non-center since Guy Lafleur in 1977 to lead the league in points.
  • Jaromir’s 149 points in 1995-96 broke the record for right wings, previously held by Mike Bossy.
  • Jaromir scored 862 points during the 1990s. The only player to score more was Wayne Gretzky, with 878.
  • In 2000, Jaromir became the first player ever to garner one million votes to the All-Star Game. He has been the leading vote-getter three times in all.
  • In 1999-00, Jaromir became just the fifth player in history to win back-to-back Lester Pearson Awards.
  • Jaromir lost the 2000 Hart Trophy balloting to Chris Pronger of St. Louis. It was the closest MVP race in history, 396 to 395.
  • Jaromir’s league-leading 96 points in 1999-00 were the lowest total for an Art Ross winner in a full season since Stan Mikita led the NHL with 87 points in 1967-68.
  • Jaromir had three assists in the 2003 All-Star Game.
  • Jaromir credits John Leclair with showing him how to improve his one-timer.
  • Jaromir’s sticks have been the subject of intense scrutiny since he came into the league. He orders them with an illegal curve, then planes them down to regulation. He has long been suspected of stocking un-planed sticks for special situations, but has yet to be caught. His curved sticks have contributed to one of his few flaws—an erratic backhand shot.
  • Jaromir is less superstitious than most NHL players. He does, however, like to be the last person on his team to take the ice.
  • Jaromir is a big tennis fan. His all-time favorite player is John McEnroe.
    Jaromir’s favorite athlete is Pedro Martinez. He has been recording his starts since the 1990s.
  • Jaromir’s father fashioned a set of weights for him from a tractor axle when he was a kid.
  • Jaromir’s favorite pro sport to watch is NFL football.
  • Jaromir’s 21st birthday in 1993 was carried live from a Pittsburgh nightclub on local radio.
  • When Jaromir decided to cut his Euro-mullet in 1999, it made headlines all over the world.
  • Jaromir had his own peanut butter brand when he played in Pittsburgh. The proceeds went to support local charities.
  • When Jan Hrdina joined the Penguins, he and Jaromir were nicknamed the Czechmates.
  • Jaromir’s favorite meal is chicken and mashed potatoes.
    Jaromir was the only player to break the 100-point barrier in 1997-98.
  • Jaromir opened the first sports bar in Prague.
  • Jaromir insists that when he settles down, he will only consider marrying a Czech girl.
  • Jaromir staked his father’s new business in the 1990s, and now he owns a chain of resort hotels.
  • For many years while he played in Pittsburgh, Jaromir’s mother lived with him and kept house.
  • When you rearrange the letters of Jaromir’s first name, you get Mario Jr.



 

 

 

 


Wayne Gretzky, 2000 Beckett


Stan Mikita, 1972-73 Topps


Pedro Martinez, 2002 Topps Heritage



 

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