Jaromír Jagr named player of the month for March
and captures the Art Ross Trophy for 2001

Jaromír Jágr has been named the NHL Player of the Month for March. Jágr recorded a League-best 31 points (15 goals, 16 assists) in 15 games to take the lead in the NHL's overall scoring race in a bid for his fourth consecutive and fifth career Art Ross Trophy.

Jágr recorded points in 12 of 15 games in the month.  He opened the month with points in six consecutive games, including a four-point performance (2-2-4) as the Penguins defeated the New York Rangers 7-5 on March 2. Jágr recorded his third hat trick of the season and added two assists to lead the Penguins to a 6-3 home victory over the Calgary Flames on March 10. On March 29, he tallied four points (2-2-4) in a 5-2 home victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Jágr, one of eight players selected to the Czech Republic's Olympic roster for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, has recorded 115 points (48 goals, 67 assists) in 78 games, marking his fourth career 100-point season. He is also the NHL's assist leader, tied with Washington's Adam Oates and Penguins teammate Martin Straka, and ranks second among goal-scorers.

Jaromír Jágr

Pittsburgh Penguins


NHL Player of the Month Performance in March: 2001

Date Opponent Goals Assists Points
March 2 @ NY Rangers 2 2 4
March 3 @ Washington 0 1 1
March 7 WASHINGTON 0 1 1
March 8 @ Atlanta 2 1 3
March 10 CALGARY 3 2 5
March 12 @ NY Rangers 1 1 2
March 14 NY ISLANDERS 0 0 0
March 16 @ Florida 1 1 2
March 17 @ Tampa Bay 0 0 0
March 20 BOSTON 0 1 1
March 23 @ Carolina 0 1 1
March 25 @ New Jersey 0 0 0
March 27 BUFFALO 1 1 2
March 29 CHICAGO 2 2 4
March 31 ST. LOUIS 2 1 3
Total: 15 Games; Goals 15, Assists 16, Points 31

NHL Player of the Month Winners, 2000-01

October: Sean Burke, Phoenix
November: Joe Sakic, Colorado
December: Donald Audette, Atlanta
January: Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh
February: Alexei Kovalev, Pittsburgh
March: Jaromír J
ágr, Pittsburgh