Son of Adam EHL North Second All-Star Team (1966) AHL First All-Star Team (1971)
Loaned to Johnstown (EHL) by Long Island (EHL) as emergency injury replacement, January 25, 1967. Claimed by Detroit from Baltimore (AHL) in Inter-League Draft, June 7, 1971. Selected by Minnesota (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to Pittsburgh by Detroit for Pittsburgh's 3rd round choice (Nelson Pyatt) in 1973 Amateur Draft and cash, February 25, 1973. WHA rights traded to Indianapolis (WHA) by Minnesota (WHA) for future considerations, July, 1974. Last NHL goaltender to play without a facemask.
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