Claimed by Nashville from Dallas in Expansion Draft, June 26, 1998. Traded to Edmonton by Nashville for Phoenix's 5th round choice (previously acquired, Nashville selected Matt Koalska) in 2000 Entry Draft, June 12, 2000. Missed majority of 2000-01 season after volunteering to enter NHL/NHLPA Substance Abuse Program, March 26, 2001.
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