Jarome Iginla’s storied 20-year NHL career will come to an end July 30.
Iginla sat out last season, but the Flames, the team Iginla spent 16 seasons playing for, announced a retirement press conference to honor their former captain.
Iggy means so much to the #Flames, the #CofRed and the city of Calgary.
Share your well-wishes for 1️⃣2️⃣ with the hashtag #ThankYouIggy! pic.twitter.com/JTW0pkUSf4
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) July 25, 2018
Iginla holds Calgary franchise records for games played (1219), goals (525), points (1095), even-strength goals (351), power-play goals (161) and game-winning-goals (83). He was a six-time All-Star with the Flames, and a two-time Olympic gold medalist with Canada.
After he wasn’t re-signed by the Kings last offseason, Iginla was seen practicing with the AHL’s Providence Bruins in February as he attpemtped to entice teams into givng him another shot at age 40.
Yes, indeed, that is Jarome Iginla. As @MarkDivver first reported, he’s skating with the Providence Bruins. pic.twitter.com/CT98mT3ubP
— Amalie Benjamin (@AmalieBenjamin) February 22, 2018
However, no one bit and Iginla will hang up his skates as a member of the Flames.