Claimed by Omaha (CPHL) from Montreal in Reverse Draft, June 10, 1964. Claimed by NY Rangers from Omaha (CPHL) in Intra-League Draft, June 8, 1965. Claimed on waivers by Boston from NY Rangers June 9, 1965. Claimed by Philadelphia from Boston in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1967. Traded to Quebec (AHL) by Philadelphia for cash, December, 1968.
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