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July 31, 2013 | 6:08pm ET
Jagr's last season in NHL?
TheFourthPeriod.com

Future Hall of Famer and current New Jersey Devils right wing Jaromir Jagr is gearing up for the 2013-14 season, and admits it might be his last in the NHL.

Jagr, 41, has returned to the Czech Republic to begin training for the new campaign with his new team.

In an interview with Czech sports website hokej.cz, Jagr revealed that he is considering hanging up his skates after next season, but wants to make sure he's in the best shape possible to compete.

"It may be my last season and I want to do everything possible to be successful," Jagr said.

Jagr also admitted that four teams were interested in his services, but when Ilya Kovalchuk left the Devils, a top-six spot opened up and he took advantage of that. Having "three Czechs" on the team also weighed in on his decision to sign with New Jersey.

"I love hockey, and when you love something, you want to do it at the highest level, and that is the NHL," said Jagr, who will play in his 20th NHL season this fall. "If you love something, age is not important. It's just a number."

Jagr, who has changed his diet and lost weight, will begin on-ice training in the next few days.


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