Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 29, 1986. Traded to Toronto by NY Islanders for Toronto's 6th round choice (Pavel Gross) in 1988 Entry Draft, March 8, 1988. Traded to Buffalo by Toronto with Lou Franceschetti for Mike Foligno and Buffalo's 8th round choice (Tomas Kucharcik) in 1991 Entry Draft, December 17, 1990. Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, October 27, 1992. Signed as a free agent by Washington, October 21, 1993.
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