Claimed by St. Louis from Boston in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Claimed by NY Islanders from St. Louis in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1972. Traded to Philadelphia by NY Islanders for Jean Potvin and future considerations (Glen Irwin, May 18, 1973), March 5, 1973. Retired to become head coach of the Springfield Indians (AHL), October, 1976.
It was definitely emotional. I really appreciated the fans. It was a cool feeling and it felt special and the ovation there at the start and then you kind of feel funny out there standing by yourself. Thinking back, I was saying just a bit ago, you think back just trying to make the NHL and then you kind of reflect on all the years being able to play for a great organization here in Calgary and all the fun I've had so far in my career. I feel very fortunate and blessed.
— Boston forward Jarome Iginla on his return to Calgary, where he played for 16 seasons