Jaromir Jagr, the legendary right winger who helped lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 1991 and 1992, is making headlines again.

In a bizarre twist, the Penguins announced today that their entire shipment of Jagr bobbleheads, which were destined for fans at tonight’s game against the San Jose Sharks, has been stolen. The theft occurred after the bobbleheads arrived in California.

Team and Jagr Respond to Theft

The team has launched a frantic search, working with local and federal authorities to track down the missing bobbleheads.

Penguins President of Business Operations Kevin Acklin said the organization was “shocked to be a victim of cargo theft.” However, he vowed to resolve the situation and deliver the prized collectibles to their “rightful homes” with the fans.

The 52-year-old Jagr himself has joined the hunt. The Penguins posted a humorous video on social media showing Jagr hopping into a truck, strapping in a lone bobblehead, and setting off to find the stolen goods. They dubbed the effort “#JagrWatch”.

Ceremony Honoring Jagr

The bobbleheads were meant to honor Jagr, who ranks second in NHL history with 1,921 points. The future Hall of Famer is still lacing up the skates for the team he owns in his native Czech Republic. Last month, the Penguins retired Jagr’s No. 68 in a ceremony.

Vouchers for Fans

Penguins fans need not despair. Anyone with a ticket to tonight’s game will receive a voucher to pick up their bobblehead once the items are recovered or a new batch is produced. The real, life-sized Jagr will still be in attendance at PPG Paints Arena tonight as the team’s special guest.

Jagr Bobblehead Heist Key Facts:

  • Entire shipment of Jagr bobbleheads stolen before Penguins game
  • Team working with authorities to track down missing bobbleheads
  • Jagr himself has joined the search efforts
  • Fans with tickets will receive vouchers for the bobbleheads
  • Jagr’s No. 68 was retired by the Penguins last month

This bobblehead heist is just the latest chapter in the storied career of Jagr, known for his humor and big personality as much as his on-ice accomplishments

The hunt for the missing Jagr bobbleheads is on, but win or lose, this tale is sure to become part of Penguins lore for years to come.