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Devils trade Jagr to Panthers for 2nd-round pick and conditional 3rd

Ed Mulholland / USA Today

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Jaromir Jagr is heading south.

The New Jersey Devils traded the 43-year-old forward to the Florida Panthers on Thursday in exchange for a second-round pick in 2015 and a conditional third-round pick in 2016.

Related: Lamoriello on Jagr trade: 'By no means are we feeling that we're out of the race'

The Panthers will be the eighth team Jagr has played for in his storied NHL career. He is fifth in all-time points with 1,784 and sixth in goals at 716 - one shy of Phil Esposito for fifth.

The Pittsburgh Penguins drafted Jagr in 1990, six years before Panthers rookie Aaron Ekblad was born, but Florida's young talent is only one part of the roster. Even if he is old enough to be the father of some of his potential linemates, Jagr should fit in alongside other veterans like Shawn Thornton, Brian Campbell and Roberto Luongo.

Florida trails Boston by two points for the final wild card spot in the Eastern Conference. Jagr should provide a boost to the Panthers underwhelming offense, which has produced fewer goals (145) than any playoff-bound team.

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