TribLIVE

| Sports

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Jagr's likeness removed from Pens' locker room

Penguins/NHL Videos

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

By Dejan Kovacevic
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
 

Jaromir Jagr will be in the visitors' locker room Thursday night at Consol Energy Center as a member of the New Jersey Devils, but he won't be seen in the home locker room anymore.

An image bearing his likeness was quietly removed this summer from a ring of Penguins greats that circles the upper wall of the oval-shaped room, replaced with that of another standout alum, Mark Recchi.

Team officials declined comment on the move, other than to say the Penguins didn't want a currently active opponent having such a presence in that area.

Nothing else about Jagr's recognition from the Penguins has changed, including an image in the hallway just outside the locker room.

The ring inside the locker room is a remnant of the old Civic Arena's ring of honor that first was mounted on the front wall of high-level suites in 2003. Consol never had any such ring, save for the presentation in the locker room.

Jagr, 41, will begin his 20th NHL season — in addition to four seasons spent in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League and parts of three others in the Czech Elite League — Thursday. He signed with the Devils out of free agency in July, the contract calling for one year at $2 million, plus a $2 million bonus for 40 games.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Penguins

  1. Sutter: Staal effect felt on 3rd line with Penguins
  2. Rossi: ‘Hockey guy’ Sutter will be missed
  3. Penguins trade Sutter to Canucks, sign free agent center Fehr
  4. New Pens winger Fehr ready for defense-first role
  5. Reliving the moment a decade ago that shifted the Penguins' history
  6. Rossi: ‘Hockey guy’ Sutter will be missed
  7. Penguins co-owner Burkle stands to make big profit in selling team
  8. Penguins to appear on national TV 18 times in 2015-16