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Hockey legend Jaromir Jagr begins 36th season with Czech Republic's Kladno Knights

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "HOLD ON")

WILSON PHILLIPS: (Singing) Someday, somebody is gonna make you want to turn around and say goodbye.

LEILA FADEL, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Leila Fadel. What you're hearing was the top pop single on the Billboard chart in 1990, the year hockey legend Jaromir Jagr was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Three decades later, Jagr is still at it. The 51-year-old former NHL star made an appearance on the ice this week for the Kladno Knights, a professional team in the Czech Republic. It's his 36th season as a pro.

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Leila Fadel is a national correspondent for NPR based in Los Angeles, covering issues of culture, diversity, and race.