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Height: 6' 2"
- 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
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
- Jaromir lost the
2000 Hart Trophy balloting to Chris Pronger of St. Louis. It was the
closest MVP race in history, 396 to 395.
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
- Jaromir had three
assists in the 2003 All-Star Game.
- Jaromir credits
John Leclair with showing him how to improve his one-timer.
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.
father fashioned a set of weights for him from a tractor axle when he
was a kid.
favorite pro sport to watch is NFL football.
21st birthday in 1993 was carried live from a Pittsburgh nightclub on
- 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.
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