Missed entire 1978-79 season recovering from broken wrist, September, 1978. Traded to Toronto by Washington with Robert Picard and Washington's 2nd round choice (Bob McGill) in 1980 Entry Draft for Mike Palmateer and Toronto's 3rd round choice (Torrie Robertson) in 1980 Entry Draft, June 11, 1980. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, October 13, 1981. Suspended for entire 1982-83 season for attack on referee Bob Hall, April 24, 1982. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 2, 1983.
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