The former Flames superstar, Jarome Iginla, will be annoucing his retirement this Monday after 20 seasons in the NHL.
Over the course of his career, Iginla played 17 seasons with Calgary, a season with Pittsburgh and Boston each, three seasons in Colorado, and finished his career with Los Angeles.
Playing in 1,554 games, Iginla scored 625 goals, and recorded 675 assists for a total of 1,300 points.
Iginla also captained the Flames to within one win of the Stanley Cup in 2004, however Calgary was defeated by Tampa Bay.
Although Iginla may have never won a Stanley Cup, he still won a remarkable amount of individual awards as a player.
In 2002, and 2004 Iginla led the league in goals awarding himself the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy.
Not only did Jarome Iginla win the “Rocket” Richard Trophy in 2002, he also won the Art Ross Trophy as the league’s point leader.
The six-time All-Star also was selected to the NHL All-Rookie Team in 1997, and was a First Team All-Star in 2002, 2008, and 2009.
Iginla also achieved a great amount of success on the International stage.
Representing Canada, Iginla played in three Winter Olympics and won two Gold Medals.
The Edmonton native currently is the Flames’ All-Time leader in goals, points, and games played.
His career may have been a little crazy towards the end spending time on numerous teams, however in his prime in Calgary, Iginla was an absolute point scoring machine that could not be stopped due to his strong physical presence at 6’1″, 210lbs.
Jarome Iginla is for sure a Hall of Famer in my opinion, and should be honored in every way possible in Calgary for huge role in the Flames’ success.
Iginla 2004: www.oilersnation.com
Iginla and Phaneuf All-Star: www.zimbio.com
Iginla With Campbell Bowl: www.downthefrozenriver.com
Iginla Boston: www.ctvnews.ca
Iginla Gold Medal: www.christopherpage.com
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