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Archive for Thursday, July 12, 2001

Pens ship Jagr to Capitals

July 12, 2001

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— League-leading scorer Jaromir Jagr got his wish for a fresh start Wednesday, traded by Pittsburgh to Washington for three prospects.

Jagr, one of hockey's flashiest players during his 11 years in the league, was disappointed the Penguins didn't trade him during last month's NHL draft.

The Czech forward played for Stanley Cup-winning Penguins teams in 1991 and 1992. This year, he helped lead them to the Eastern Conference finals while winning a fifth NHL scoring title.

Washington gets Jagr and defenseman Frantisek Kucera, and sends Kris Beech, Michal Sivek, Ross Lupaschuk to Pittsburgh.

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