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NHL PLAYER, Jarome Iginla

BIOGRAPHY

Born Jul 01, 1977 -- Edmonton, Alberta
Selected by Dallas Stars round 1 #11 overall 1995 NHL Entry Draft

Jarome Iginla (born July 1, 1977) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. A six-time NHL All-Star, he is the Flames' all-time leader in goals, points, and games played, and is second in assists to Al MacInnis. Named the Flames captain at the start of the 2003–04 season, Iginla was the first black captain in NHL history (along with Dirk Graham). He has represented Canada internationally on numerous occasions, helping Team Canada to its first Olympic gold medal in 50 years at the 2002 Winter Olympics and another gold medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.   Iginla is considered to be one of the NHL's most prominent power forwards. Upon entering the league, he tried to emulate players like Brendan Shanahan and Keith Tkachuk, hoping to match their combination of finesse and physicality. He is one of the most consistent scorers in the league; between 1998 and 2008, only Jaromír Jágr scored more NHL goals than Iginla. Even so, scouting reports have argued that Iginla's lack of speed makes it easier for opponents to isolate him and restrict his ability to move if his teammates rely on him too much to lead the offence.

 At the start of the 2003–04 season, Iginla was named the 18th captain in Flames franchise history, and 14th since the team moved to Calgary from Atlanta in 1980. His predecessor as captain, Craig Conroy, cited Iginla's experience and leadership for his decision to relinquish the captaincy to Iginla. "He was a leader on that team and old enough to where he'd been there a long time. It was time for him. He took us to the Stanley Cup Final that year so it worked out pretty well."Iginla was reported to be the first black captain in NHL history, though former Blackhawks captain Dirk Graham, who is of African descent, has also been said to hold that honour. Iginla scored his 500th goal on January 7, 2012, against Niklas Bäckström of the Minnesota Wild in a 3–1 victory. He was the 42nd player in league history to achieve the feat, and the 15th to do so with one organization.

Midway through the 2011–12 NHL season, Iginla was named an All-Star for the seventh time in his career (the sixth played), representing the Flames at the 2012 All-Star Game.   Iginla is a part owner of the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League, for whom he played during his junior hockey days. He purchased a minority share in the franchise, along with fellow NHL players Shane Doan, Mark Recchi and Darryl Sydor, in October 2007. He is also an ambassador with the NHL Diversity program, which supports youth hockey organizations that offer economically disadvantaged kids the opportunity to play. Since 2008, he has been a hockey spokesperson for Scotiabank, appearing in commercials and at events supporting its grassroots hockey programs, as well as for Samsung Canada.   Iginla was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins at the trade deadline during the 2012-13 season, in exchange for a first round pick and college prospects Kenneth Agostino and Ben Hanowski. 

As a free agent following the season, Iginla chose to go to Boston and signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Bruins.   Unable to extend his stay with the Bruins due to cap constraints, on July 1, 2014, Iginla signed as a free agent to a three-year $16 million deal with the Colorado Avalanche.  

On March 1, 2017, Iginla was traded to the Los Angeles Kings for a 2018 conditional fourth-round pick. He chose to wear the number 88, as number 12 was already taken by Marián Gáborík. As a 10-year-old, Iginla had purchased a Kings jersey and placed his name and the number 88 on the back after Wayne Gretzky was traded to the team. Kings general manager Dean Lombardi hoped a fresh start for Iginla would ignite him after playing for a struggling team in Colorado.

Source: Wikipedia

NEWS

Iginla delays Flames’ playoff plans with throwback performance March 30, 2017

Jarome Iginla recorded a Gordie Howe hat trick last night -- a goal, an assist, and a fight – in the Los Angeles Kings’ 4-1 defeat of the Calgary Flames. With Calgary just a victory away from clinching a playoff berth, the Ex-Flames superstar’s performance was all the more newsworthy. He would eventually go on to be named the first star of the contest. Since joining the Kings in late February, the future Hall of Famer has 7 points (5 goals, 2 assists) in 13 games.

For more on last night’s game, check out the nhl.com recap here

Iginla traded to playoff contending Los Angeles Kings March 01, 2017

Jarome Iginla was handed an opportunity to compete for a Stanley Cup ring today, with the Colorado Avalanche trading the star winger to the Los Angeles Kings. All that is missing from the Edmonton-native’s career is a Stanley Cup triumph, as he already ranks among the NHL’s all-time top scorers. A shoo-in for the Hall of Fame, the 39-year-old has tallied 18 points (8 goals, 10 assists) in 61 games with the Avalanche this year.

For more on Iginla, keep reading the nhl.com story here.  

Iginla reaches new milestone with 1500th game December 16, 2016

Jarome Iginla played in his 1500th game against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night, placing him 16th all-time in game played. The bruising power forward has already achieved impressive milestones in goals and points, but according to the longtime Calgary Flames’ star, this is a special one. "I think it's more of an appreciation," Iginla said. "Just makes me look back and realize and know and remember how fortunate I've been to get to play this long.”

The Edmonton, Alberta-native is currently playing in his 20th season in the NHL (another milestone) and has tallied 614 goals (16th all-time) and 1279 points in his career to date.

For more on Iginla, check out the nhl.com story here

Iginla still in it to win it September 23, 2016

39-year-old star forward Jarome Iginla is not ready to hang up his skates any time soon. Coming off a season in which he tallied 22 goals and 25 assists, the Edmonton-native says he feeling good and ready to do whatever he can to get his Colorado Avalanche back into the NHL Playoffs. The future Hall-of-Famer currently ranks second amongst active players in goals with 611, and 3rd in points (1273).

For more on Iginla, check out the nhl.com story here

Iginla powers Avalanche to comeback win February 18, 2016

Jarome Iginla scored 2 goals—including the game winner—in the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens last night. Down 2-1 in late in the second period, the 38-year-old star winger took charge of the game, scoring the first of his two goals. He would later be named the first star of the contest. Iginla has had an impressive month of February thus far, tallying 4 goals and five assists in nine games.

For more on last night’s game, check out the nhl.com story here

Iginla and Barrie shine in Avs’ romp January 05, 2016

Tyson Barrie put in a dominating performance against the Los Angeles Kings last night, participating in all four of his team’s goals in a 4-1 win. The Avalanche rearguard registered 2 goals and 2 assists in the game, and would go on to be named the first star of the contest. Iginla, meanwhile, scored the much anticipated 600th goal of his career with a late, 3rd period insurance marker for the Avs. He becomes just the 19th player in NHL history to reach the milestone achievement.

For more on Barrie and Iginla, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Iginla fires Avalanche past Flames November 04, 2015

Jarome Iginla led the Colorado Avalanche to victory last night, scoring a pair of goals in a 6-3 win over the Calgary Flames. The 38-year-old marksman also added an assist on the winning goal, and went on to be named the 1st star of the contest. The Edmonton-native has been hot to start the season, registering 6 goals and 5 assists in his first 12 games.

For more on Iginla and last night’s game, check out the nhl.com story here

Iginla instrumental to Colorado’s attack October 30, 2015

Jarome Iginla was named the 3rd star last night, as his Colorado Avalanche held on for a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Known predominately for his goal-scoring prowess, the 38-year-old star winger excelled as a playmaker on Thursday, setting both of his team’s goals. Through 9 games this season, the Edmonton-native has three goals and four assists.

For more on Iginla, check out the nhl.com story here

Iginla and O’Reilly help keep Avs’ playoff hopes alive March 27, 2015

Jarome Iginla and Ryan O’Reilly were named the 1st and 2nd stars last night, as the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Vancouver Canucks by a score of 4-1. Iginla opened the scoring early in the second period, scoring his 26th goal of the season. The 37-year-old winger played a pivotal role in the contest, taking six shots and leading all forwards with 22:35 of ice time. The superstar sniper has been hot of late, tallying four goals in his last five games. As for O’Reilly, his two assists pushed his point-scoring streak to six games. In his last 16 games, the versatile centerman has been a model of consistency, tallying a point or more in all but two contests.

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the nhl.com story here

Iginla excited to play with Avs young stars August 22, 2014

Brought in to provide a veteran scoring presence with the Colorado Avalanche this season, Jarome Iginla sees a lot of potential in his new team, one that boasts two Calder Memorial Trophy winners in the last three years. The native of Edmonton, Alberta enters the season with 560 goals, good for 25th all time.  Iginla was signed to a three-year deal this July after he posted excellent numbers in his one year with the Boston Bruins (30 goals, 31 assists).  With a plethora of talent in Colorado, everything points to another successful campaign for the 37-year-old sniper. 

For more on Iginla, keep reading the denverpost.com story here.

Iginla signs multi-year deal with the Avalanche July 02, 2014

After spending a short sojourn in the Eastern Conference with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins, Jarome Iginla is moving back out west, this time with the Colorado Avalanche. Iginla, who spent the first sixteen seasons of his career with the Calgary Flames, celebrated his 37th birthday with a three-year, $16 million deal on Tuesday.  The product of Edmonton, Alberta had a strong campaign in 2013-14, scoring 30 goals and dishing out 31 assists in 78 games. He also placed 5th in the NHL in plus/minus with a rating of +34.

For more on Iginla, keep reading the nhl.com article here.

Iginla scores the winner in O.T. thriller April 25, 2014

Jarome Iginla tipped in the game winning goal 13:32 into overtime, as the Boston Bruins defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2.  It was the 36-year-old sniper’s first goal of the playoffs, and it could not have come at a better time. Playing in his 17th season, the six-time NHL All-Star and Olympic gold medalist is looking to get his hands on that elusive, first Stanley Cup ring.  Iginla is coming off a regular season that saw him score an incredible 30 goals or more for the 12th time in his career.

For more on Iginla and last night’s contest, keep reading the tsn.ca story here.

Iginla and Nyquist named top two stars of the month April 01, 2014

Jarome Iginla was named the first star for the month of March on Monday, after leading all players in goals with 13. The prolific marksman has been front and center in Boston’s incredible run that has seen them climb to the top of the NHL standings.  Of their 15 wins in March, Iginla scored the winner on five occasions. Meanwhile, Gustav Nyquist was close behind with an impressive 12 goals in March, including a stretch of six games where he managed to find the back of the net. It was the longest scoring streak by Red Wings player since 2010.

For more on Iginla and Nyquist, keep reading the nhl.com article here.

 

Nyquist, Lundqvist and Iginla named NHL’s three stars of the week March 24, 2014

Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist was named the top player of the week (ending March 23) on Monday, after scoring six goals and an assist in four games played. As a result of his impressive performance, Detroit jumped into a wildcard position with 11 games left on the schedule. Meanwhile, Henrik Lundqvist was also a clutch performer for his team, backstopping the Rangers to three straight wins, including a shutout on Saturday.  As for Iginla, the superstar winger was in fine form all week long, scoring 5 goals in 4 games.

For more on the NHL’s three stars of the week, check out the nhl.com story here.

Marchand and Iginla star in Bruins romp February 10, 2014

Brad Marchand and Jarome Iginla were front and center in the Boston Bruins 7-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators, Saturday, claiming the 2nd and 3rd star of the game, respectively. Marchand scored his team leading, 19th goal of the year, and added two assists in the win. Iginla, meanwhile, had a 2-point performance, including his 17th goal of the season and 6 shots on net.

For more on Boston’s blowout victory, keep reading the bostonherald.com piece here.

Marchand and Iginla lead the way in Bruins’ triumph January 03, 2014

Thanks to a couple of clutch goals from Brad Marchand and Jarome Iginla, the Boston Bruins prevailed on Thursday, eking out a victory over the Nashville Predators, 3-2. Marchand played the hero in overtime, scoring his 10th goal of the year to seal the win. As for Iginla, his 13th of the season gave Boston a brief 2-1 lead in the 3rd period before Nashville tied it up moments later.

For more on last night’s game, keep reading the bostonherald.com story here.

Iginla plays big role in 2-0 win December 18, 2013

Facing off against his old club the Calgary Flames for the second time in a week, Jarome Iginla was in fine form, helping the Bruins to a hard fought, 2-0 victory.  Deadlocked 0-0 in the 3rd period, the ex-Flame superstar provided the spark the Bruins were looking for, firing a shot that was tipped in front of the net for the game’s first goal.  He added another assist on the Bruins 2nd goal, and would go on to be named the game’s 3rd star. Iginla has been heating up of late, putting up six points in his last six games.

For more on Iginla and last night’s game, keep reading bostonherald.com.

Iginla scores his first goal in Bruins’ 2-1 victory October 25, 2013

One of the biggest signings in July, the newest member of the Boston Bruins potted his first goal of the year last night, in the Bruins 2-1 win over the San Jose Sharks.  After a slow start to the season, Iginla has registered 4 points in his last 3 games, along with a +5 rating.

For more on Iginla, keep reading the bostonherald.com piece here.

Iginla steals spotlight in Bruins win over Canadiens September 17, 2013

In a match that featured the first ever NHL confrontation between brothers PK and Malcolm Subban, Jarome Iginla stole the show, scoring two goals including the game-winner. Playing his first game in a Bruins uniform, Iginla looked more than comfortable on a line with David Krejci and Milan Lucic, a probable trio for game 1 of the regular season.  As for the Subbans, both excelled for their respective squads. While PK scored on the power play, Malcolm stopped all 12 shots he faced in just over 30 minutes of ice time.

For more on Iginla and the Subban brothers, keep reading the tsn.ca article here.

Iginla settling in with new club August 29, 2013

After spending his entire career with the Calgary Flames, Jarome Iginla has been on a whirlwind of late. Acquired via trade by the Pittsburgh Penguins in late March, the superstar right-winger signed on with the Boston Bruins this July. The 36-year-old arrived in Boston earlier this month and is already feeling right at home in the state’s capital. With training camp beginning on September 11th, Iginla is excited to begin the next chapter of his career.

For more on Iginla, keep reading the bostonherald.com piece here.

 

Sutter and Iginla come up big in Pens victory April 18, 2013

Playing without many of the team’s stars, Jarome Iginla and Brandon Sutter took matters into their own hands last night, leading Pittsburgh to an easy 6-4 victory over the Montréal Canadiens.  Both players scored in the first period, with Iginla making it 3-0 with 21 seconds left to play of the period. 

Despite the loss of captain Sidney Crosby, and now recent injuries to Evgeni Malkin, James Neal, and Paul Martin, it has been business as usual for the 1st place Pens. Still, you will not get anyone on the team speaking about the likelihood of an eventual 1st place finish.

"No one's talked about getting that No. 1," said Iginla, whose power-play goal in the final minute of the first period made him the 58th NHL player to reach the 1,100-point mark. "It's just about keep getting better as a group and keep the habits the right way. There's not many games left in the season, so the goal is to try to keep sharp."

Both Iginla and Sutter are new to the team this year (with Iginla having joined at the trade deadline), but neither have had trouble fitting in.  While Sutter has 11 goals, Iginla has 6 points in 8 games with the Pens thus far. 

Off to Pittsburgh: Flames trade Iginla to Penguins for first round pick, prospects March 28, 2013 – Toronto, Ontario - TSN.CA Staff

Jarome Iginla's tenure with the Calgary Flames has come to an end. The team announced late Wednesday night that it dealt Iginla to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for college prospects Kenneth Agostino and Ben Hanowski as well as Pittsburgh's 2013 first-round draft pick.

You can watch Iginla's news conference in Calgary on TSN and TSN.ca today at 12:30pm et/9:30am pt.

Iginla has scored nine goals and 13 assists in 31 games with the Flames this season.

Holding team records for goals, points and games-played, Iginla's time with the Flames comes to an end in the final year of a five-year deal he signed prior to the 2008-09 season worth an average annual value of $7 million.

For more on this story, click here.

Source: TSN.CA Staff