With an assist on Thursday, Jaromir Jagr earned the 1,888th point of his NHL career surpassing Mark Messier for No. 2 in league history for points.

The assist came on Aleksander Barkov’s goal in the third period against the Boston Bruins. A shot from Michael Matheson seemed to just barely graze off Jagr to goalie Tuukka Rask. Barkov scored off the rebound.

Jagr’s mark of 1,888 now trails only Wayne Gretzky’s 2,857 points. That is a mark that will likely never be broken, but it is interesting to wonder just how close Jagr could have gotten had he not spent three seasons (2008-11) in the KHL.

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