Ex-teammate recalled how Jagr ate bread and lard during a game in his debut season
MOSCOW, September 19 – Former teammate of ex-hockey player of the Czech national team Jaromir Jagr Josef Zajic told how the striker began to eat bread and lard during a break in the match of his debut season as part of “Kladno” from Czechoslovakia.
Earlier, 51-year-old Jagr, who continues to play for Kladno, said he was ready to start the 36th season in his career.
As a member of the Czech national team, Jagr became the Olympic champion at the 1998 Games in Nagano, won bronze at the 2006 Olympics in Turin, became a two-time world champion (2005, 2010), and bronze medalist at the world championships (1990, 2011). Together with the National Hockey League (NHL) Pittsburgh Penguins, the Czech won the Stanley Cup twice (1991, 1992).