Jarome Iginla officially called it a career yesterday.
Reflecting from start to finish, Iginla officially announced his retirement from hockey with a press conference with the Calgary Flames.
“It’s an amazing job,” said Iginla, who had 1,300 points (625 goals, 675 assists) in 1,554 games from 1996-2017 for the Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings. “I remember starting hockey at age 7 and going to my first tryout and dreaming about how great it would be, and it’s been even better. These 20 years in the NHL, it’s been better. I’m excited for retirement and to be with my family, but I’m going to miss all of you and all of this. “So many great memories.”
The 41-year-old recalled many of them in a ceremony with friends, family and former teammates at Scotiabank Saddledome, where he played for the Flames from 1996-2013.
Iggy of course set up Sidney Crosby’s Olympic overtime “Golden Goal” in 2010 to defeat the U.S.A.
Happy Retirement Iggy!