Originally posted on Puck Drunk Love  |  By Liam McGuire  |  Last updated 1/10/17

The ageless Jaromir Jagr has upped the ante by stating he wants to play hockey until he's 55. Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Jaromir Jagr is just like the Energizer Bunny, his career keeps going and going and going. The 44-year-old doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon, as Jagr admitted he wants to play until he’s 55. Back in December, Jagr said he would work everyday to play until he’s 50. Now he has raised the bar.

“I go to 55,” Jagr told NorthJersey.com Monday as the Panthers beat the Devils, 3-0, at Prudential Center. “I just changed. Fifty-five. I feel good so I go to 55.”

That’s quite the lofty goal. Chris Chelios and Gordie Howe would be impressed.

Jagr’s still got it. In 2016-17, the ageless wonder has posted seven goals, 18 assists and 25 points. It’s a far cry from his multiple 100-point seasons he put up in the mid-90’s and 2000’s, but he’s still a productive player in the league.

Teammate Roberto Luongo made sure to post a tweet making fun of Jagr’s aspirations. He joked if he plays for another 28 years, he’ll still fall short of Martin Brodeur’s all-time win record.

Jokes aside, it’s going to be tough for Jagr to reach the benchmark. There’s no precedent for playing that long. 55 years old is ambitious and pretty absurd. But, that’s what makes Jagr so great. He continues to defy the norms and play impressive hockey in his mid-40’s. Can he do that into his 50’s? If anyone can it’s him. What a legend.

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