Missed remainder of 1974-75 season and all of 1975-76 due to back surgery, January, 1975. Signed as a free agent by Boston, October 12, 1976. Claimed by Quebec from Boston in Waiver Draft, October 10, 1980. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, September 21, 1981. Transferred to New Jersey after Colorado franchise relocated, June 30, 1982.
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