Signed as a free agent by Valleyfield (QSHL), October 10, 1946. Traded to NY Rangers (Denver-USHL) by Cleveland (AHL) with Bill Richardson, Bob Jackson and Joe McArthur for Wally Hergesheimer, September 5, 1950. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by NY Rangers with Emile Francis and cash for Johnny Bower and Eldred Kobussen, July 20, 1953. Traded to Edmonton (WHL) by Cleveland (AHL) for cash, November 16, 1953.
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