Jarome Iginla was selected 11th overall in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. He was chosen by Dallas Stars but got traded before his debut. What a mistake that was from the Stars.
Iginla scored 50 points in his debut season, and in the 2001-02 season, he led the league in goals and points. He was named MVP the same year, and his records will live on for a long time.
He is the Flames’ all-time leader in goals, points, and games. He’s a six-time NHL All-Star, and he’s in the top 20 for most scored goals in league history. Iginla was also praised for his community work, and at the Flames, he donated a significant amount of money to children’s hospital. His number 12 is retired by the Flames, and you also have to mention he’s got two Olympic golds.
When Jarome Iginla ended his career, he was honored greatly, and this video, narrated by Lanny McDonald, shows exactly what a great player he was. The retirement tribute video showcases some of his best highlights, and it’s almost impossible to watch it without getting goosebumps. What a player!