72 Facts About Jarome Iginla


Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla is a Canadian former professional ice hockey winger.

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Jarome Iginla played over 1500 games in the National Hockey League for the Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings.

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In junior, Iginla was a member of two Memorial Cup winning teams with the Kamloops Blazers and was named the Western Hockey League Player of the Year in 1996.

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Jarome Iginla was selected 11th overall by the Dallas Stars in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, but was traded to Calgary prior to making his NHL debut.

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Six-time NHL All-Star, Jarome Iginla is the Flames' all-time leader in goals, points, and games played, and is second in assists to Al MacInnis.

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Jarome Iginla is one of 20 players in NHL history to score over 600 goals and is one of 34 players to record 1,300 points in his career.

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Jarome Iginla is a past winner of the Mark Messier Leadership Award and has been recognized by both the Flames and the league for his community work; while a member of the Flames, Iginla donated $2,000 to the children's charity Kidsport for every goal he scored.

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Jarome Iginla was a member of championship teams at the 1996 World Junior and 1997 World Championships as well as the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.

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Jarome Iginla is a three-time Olympian and two-time gold medal winner, including at the 2002 Winter Olympics where he helped lead Canada to its first Olympic hockey championship in 50 years.

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Jarome Iginla was selected for the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2020, during his first year of eligibility.

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Jarome Iginla is the fourth Black player inducted after Grant Fuhr, women's hockey pioneer Angela James, and Willie O'Ree.

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Jarome Iginla was born in Edmonton, Alberta, and raised in the adjoining city of St Albert.

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Jarome Iginla's surname means "Big tree" in Yoruba, his father's native language.

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Jarome Iginla grew up with his mother and grandparents after his parents divorced when he was a year old.

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Jarome Iginla played baseball until he was about 17 years old and later in life told Sports Illustrated that he had hoped to become a two-sport professional athlete like Bo Jackson.

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Jarome Iginla grew up admiring other Black hockey players, including Edmonton Oilers goaltender Grant Fuhr.

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Jarome Iginla played three years with the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League.

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Jarome Iginla scored five goals in the tournament to lead the Blazers to a second consecutive national championship.

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Jarome Iginla received the George Parsons Trophy as the most sportsmanlike player of the tournament.

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The Blazers were upset in the Western Conference Final by the Spokane Chiefs, but Jarome Iginla still finished fourth in playoff scoring, recording 29 points in 16 games.

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Jarome Iginla made his NHL debut in the 1996 Stanley Cup playoffs, as he was signed to a contract and flown to Calgary immediately after his junior season ended in Kamloops.

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Jarome Iginla appeared in two games for the Flames in their series against the Chicago Blackhawks.

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Jarome Iginla finished the year with career highs in goals and points.

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Jarome Iginla earned the Art Ross and Maurice Richard trophies as the NHL's leading point and goal scorer, respectively.

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Jarome Iginla was awarded the Lester B Pearson Award as the league's most valuable player as voted by his peers, and was a nominee for both the Hart Memorial Trophy and the King Clancy Memorial Trophy.

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The Hart Trophy voting proved to be controversial: Jarome Iginla tied Canadiens goaltender Jose Theodore in voting points, but received fewer first place votes than Theodore.

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Jarome Iginla took us to the Stanley Cup Final that year so it worked out pretty well.

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On December 7,2006, Jarome Iginla reached career milestones when he scored his 300th career goal and 600th career point against the Minnesota Wild.

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Jarome Iginla was expected to play in the 2007 NHL All-Star Game in Dallas; however, he missed the game with a knee injury.

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Jarome Iginla was voted to the starting line-up of the 2008 NHL All-Star Game along with teammate Dion Phaneuf, and was named captain of the Western All-Star team.

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Jarome Iginla broke the Flames' franchise record for games played when he played his 804th career game on November 29,2007, against the Anaheim Ducks.

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Jarome Iginla broke Theoren Fleury's franchise record for goals when he scored his 365th on March 10,2008, against the St Louis Blues.

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Jarome Iginla was nominated as a Hart Trophy finalist for league most valuable player for the third time, though he again did not win the award.

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Jarome Iginla recorded his 800th point with a first period assist against the Chicago Blackhawks on December 19,2008.

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Jarome Iginla ended 2008 with a career high five points in a New Year's Eve game against the Edmonton Oilers.

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The Flames' declining fortunes and Jarome Iginla's season led to increasing questions on whether he could be traded from the team with whom he has played his entire NHL career.

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Individually, Jarome Iginla reached 900 career points in a two-goal, two-assist effort against the Oilers on January 30,2010.

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Jarome Iginla announced several days later that he had declined to play in the All-Star Game as he wished to spend the time with his ailing grandmother.

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Jarome Iginla scored his 30th goal of the season on a penalty shot against the Nashville Predators on March 6,2011, and in doing so became the 10th player in NHL history to score at least 30 goals in ten consecutive seasons.

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Jarome Iginla was the 42nd player in league history to achieve the feat, and the 15th to do so with one organization.

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Jarome Iginla is the seventh player in league history to score 30 goals in 11 consecutive seasons.

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Jarome Iginla stated that playing with Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin played a factor in his decision to move to the Penguins.

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Jarome Iginla made his first return to Calgary on December 10,2013, where the fans greeted him with a long standing ovation prior to the game as the Flames played a video tribute.

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Jarome Iginla led the team with 29 goals, however the Avalanche failed to qualify for the playoffs.

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On January 4,2016, Jarome Iginla became the 19th player in NHL history to score 600 career goals.

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On March 1,2017, Jarome Iginla was traded to the Los Angeles Kings for a 2018 conditional fourth-round pick.

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Jarome Iginla chose to wear the number 88, as number 12 was already taken by Marian Gaborik.

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On June 24,2020, Jarome Iginla was selected for the Hockey Hall of Fame, in his first year of eligibility.

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Jarome Iginla first represented Canada at the 1994 Nations Cup, an unsanctioned tournament for players under the age of 18.

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Jarome Iginla led Canada in scoring with five goals and nine points as it won the gold medal.

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Jarome Iginla was named an all-star and the tournament's top forward.

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One year later, Jarome Iginla played in his first tournament with the senior team, competing at the 1997 World Championships as a 19-year-old, the youngest player on the team.

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Jarome Iginla was so surprised by the invitation he initially thought one of his Calgary Flames teammates was playing a prank on him.

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Jarome Iginla represented Canada at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey as an alternate captain, playing on a line with Joe Sakic and Mario Lemieux.

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Jarome Iginla participated in his second Olympics and was an alternate captain at the 2006 Turin games, recording three points in six games.

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Jarome Iginla finished as the tournament leader with five goals, and assisted on Sidney Crosby's overtime winning goal in the gold medal final against the United States.

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Jarome Iginla was one of the most consistent scorers in the league; between 1998 and 2008, only Jaromir Jagr scored more NHL goals than Iginla.

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Jarome Iginla is most effective when he has room to manoeuvre, and to create that space, he had to intimidate his opponents.

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Jarome Iginla has recorded several Gordie Howe hat tricks – a fight, a goal and an assist in the same game – and as it is not an official statistic, The Hockey News estimated that as of 2012, he was the active leader with nine.

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Jarome Iginla's fights, including one with Tampa Bay Lightning star Vincent Lecavalier in the 2004 Stanley Cup Finals, have had a motivating effect on his play and that of his teammates.

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Jarome Iginla has suffered injuries as a result of his fighting, including a broken hand from a 2003 fight with Bill Guerin of the Dallas Stars.

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Jarome Iginla was named the recipient of the Mark Messier Leadership Award in 2009.

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Jarome Iginla married his high school sweetheart, Kara, and the couple have three children: daughter Jade and sons Tij and Joe.

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Jarome Iginla has four paternal half-siblings; two brothers, Jason and Stephen, and two sisters, Theresa and Elizabeth.

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Jarome Iginla is an avid golfer and a regular participant in the Calgary Flames Celebrity Charity Golf Classic.

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Jarome Iginla has spoken about his faith in Jesus by saying, “I believe Jarome Iginla died for us, and I believe He's there for us and we can lean on Him.

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Jarome Iginla excused himself from the conversation, and booked them accommodations at his own expense at the hotel his family was staying in.

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Jarome Iginla is a part owner of the Kamloops Blazers of the Western Hockey League, for whom he played during his junior hockey days.

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Jarome Iginla purchased a minority share in the franchise, along with fellow NHL players Shane Doan, Mark Recchi and Darryl Sydor, in October 2007.

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Jarome Iginla is an ambassador with the NHL Diversity program, which supports youth hockey organizations that offer economically disadvantaged kids the opportunity to play.

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Jarome Iginla was the cover athlete and spokesperson for the EA Sports video game NHL 2003.

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Since retiring, Jarome Iginla has resided in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and Kelowna, British Columbia.

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