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Florida Panthers’ Jaromir Jagr to bring back famed mullet

Florida Panthers winger Jaromir Jagr is shown a 1997 photo while playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Florida Panthers winger Jaromir Jagr is shown a 1997 photo while playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins. AP

Good news, hockey fans: The mullet is coming back.

Florida Panthers winger and future Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr told the Miami Herald on Monday afternoon he has begun the process of growing his hair out and is plans to bring back his famed mullet “business in the front, party in the back” hairstyle from his early NHL days.

“We have to wear helmets, so that’s why I’m growing my hair back out,” the 43-year-old Jagr said. “I’m growing it back. I have to.”

Jagr was egged on by Panthers’ goalie Roberto Luongo — another future Hall of Famer — to bring the mullet back via his popular @strombone1 Twitter account a few weeks ago.

After the Herald tweeted out Jagr’s comment, Luongo replied with “Guys, we did it!!!”

With the flowing locks from 1990-99, Jagr won a pair of Stanley Cups with the Penguins, led the NHL in scoring three times and had his best season (149 points in 1995-96).

The Panthers would be happy with anything near that type of production.

Although Jagr’s mullet isn’t intact just yet, “it’s getting there,” he said with a smile, saying he has started to grow the hair out in the back.

The front, well, that he can trim.

George Richards: 305-376-4995, @GeorgeRichards

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