Former Washington Capitals forward and NHL legend Jaromir Jagr, who owns the Czech Extraliga’s HC Kladno and still plays at 50 years old, took to social media to share his plan to help support Ukraine.
Jagr posted a video on Twitter sharing his intention to organize an ice hockey game in Prague, Czech Republic, to help promote awareness and raise money to help Ukrainian refugees and trying to survive Russia’s invasion of the nation.
“I play NHL close to 30 years and I enjoy every minute of it. But as you know, in last 10 days, the world has changed,” Jagr said in a Twitter video. “There’s thousands and thousands of people leaving Ukraine just to survive. Me as the owner of the hockey club and still active player, we organize a game in Prague for 18,000 people.
“All the money we going to get is going to be [used] for those people. Kids, mom and all people to help them to survive. But we need more help. that’s why I’m asking you.”
No. 68 said that more information about the game is going to provide on his Twitter page.
Help -all we need is love pic.twitter.com/2PcU68xrw8
— Jaromir Jagr (@68Jagr) March 7, 2022
Jagr most recently played in the NHL back in 2017-18 with the Calgary Flames, picking up a goal and six assists through 22 games. He has picked up 766 goals and 1,921 points through 1,733 games in the Show. He is still playing overseas and had eight goals and 11 assists through 42 games with Kladno this season.