So let's get hypothetical and see where Jagr missed out on joining exclusive company:
Pre-1994 NHL Lockout
Jagr started his NHL career with the Penguins in 1990 and in those four years before the NHL Lockout he put up 319 points. While his goal totals stayed constant, his playmaking took off and his numbers improved every year from 57 points as a rookie to 99 points in his fourth year. 319 points is a solid number of points for any 21-year-old NHLer.
1994-95 NHL Lockout
In the shortened 48-game season, Jagr tied Eric Lindros for the NHL scoring lead with 32 goals and 70 points. With a point-per-game average of 1.46, Jagr was on pace for 120 points in an 82-game season. Lets assume that Jagr missed out on 50 points from the 1994-95 NHL Lockout.
Between NHL Lockouts
Between the 94-95 and 04-05 NHL Lockouts, Jagr put up 920 points and won the Art Ross Trophy four straight seasons from 1997-98 to 2000-2001. In that time span, the next closest player in total scoring was Joe Sakic with 776 points, a whole 144 points behind Jaromir. Despite a rash of injuries beginning in 2000, Jagr still remained a point-per-game player and had some dominant performances. Heading into the 04-05 NHL Lockout at age 32 Jagr already sat at 1309 career points.
2004-05 NHL LockoutWhile it's tough to judge what Jagr would have notched during this season because he was constantly injured and the most points he had put up in the previous four seasons was 79, he did play consistently overseas during this Lockout so we'll say he would have been put up around 80 points. That's 130 points lost to Lockouts now.
Post 04-05 Lockout
The KHL Years
Return To The NHL
2012-13 NHL Lockout
2013 NHL Season
Sure this is all hypothetical and Jagr probably would have torn his groin and missed a year of action, but it sure would have been fun to see Jagr pass some of the greats such as Mario Lemieux, Marcel Dionne, and Ron Francis. Hell even if you only take into account lost points from lockouts there's a chance we could have seen Jagr approaching Gordie Howe's (1850) and Mark Messier's (1887) point totals.
What do you think? Would Jaromir Jagr have hit the 2000-point mark?