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Jarome Iginla
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Jarome Iginla  #12

Colorado Avalanche  Right Wing
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: July 1, 1977  (AGE 37)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Edmonton, AB, Canada
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: DAL / 1995 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (11th overall)
<span class="txt18Strg">All-Star Profile </span><br /> <br /> <a href="#quick"><b>QUICK FACTS</b></a><br /> <a href="#he"><b>HE SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#they"><b>THEY SAID IT</b></a><br /> <a href="#news"><b>IN THE NEWS</b></a><br /> <a href="#video"><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b></a><br /> <br /> <a name="quick"></a><b>QUICK FACTS</b><br /> In the 2008 All-Star game, he served as captain of the Western Conference and played alongside Pavel Datsyuk of the Red Wings and Rick Nash of the Blue Jackets. Nash after the game: &quot;The League has a lot of talent right now. They always do, but it's a real nice wave of young players coming in. You could see it tonight. Every year there seems to be more and more guys that are ready to step right in. It's always fun, but I think the speed and the lack of hooking and all of that has really improved the game. To watch it I find is more fun, too.&quot; <br /> <br /> At his first All-Star Game, he played on a line with Joe Thornton and Brendan Shanahan for the North America All-Stars and had a smile on his face the entire weekend. &quot;It was great. The whole weekend was a thrill. The best thing was getting to meet guys you compete against. I've watched so many All-Star Games (on television), I enjoyed playing in one.&quot; <br /> <br /> A mainstay representing his country for over a decade, Iginla has won a World Junior Championship (1996), World Championship (1997), Olympic gold medal (2002) and World Cup of Hockey title (2004). He also captured two Memorial Cups in junior hockey with the WHL Kamloops Blazers. <br /> <br /> The first hockey team that Iginla played for was the Remax Rangers Novice C team at the age of seven. His earliest hockey memory is of skating at tryouts without a sweater or socks for the first half of the game with his shin pads and shoulder pads exposed. <br /> <br /> <a name="he"></a><b>HE SAID IT</b><br /> On becoming the all-time franchise goal scorer in March, 2008: &quot;It's a really good feeling. To be honest, it's hard to believe. When I came in, I dreamed of being a goal scorer. To be a part of any team's record is a big thrill. To be the leading goal scorer is hard to believe. It's been so much fun. And I want to keep going, you know. You hear all the time about how fast things go, but it is hard to believe. I might not look that young, but I still feel younger, like 21, 22.&quot; <br /> <br /> On his goal of winning a Stanley Cup in Calgary: &quot;I want to be part of the second Stanley Cup that we have here ... I want to be part of a winning group. Around here, people tell stories about '89 - I want to be a part of that.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="they"></a><b>THEY SAID IT</b><br /> Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke: &quot;The one word I would say about Jarome Iginla is 'consistency.' He brings his 'A' game every single night. Very few players can do that -- play at that level of intensity. He is always dangerous. He will always have a role in the game every time you play him. He's going to throw a big hit, fight someone or score a big goal or make a big play. He always leaves a footprint on the game.&quot; <br /> <br /> San Jose Sharks defenseman Rob Blake: &quot;He's not just a goal scorer. He's powerful, he's tough. He's the ultimate all-around player.&quot; <br /> <br /> Calgary defenseman Adrian Aucoin: &quot;I know one of the reasons I wanted to come here was so I could play on a team with Jarome Iginla.'' <br /> <br /> Calgary forward Craig Conroy: &quot;It's fun to see him, how he's kind of evolved. He does so much more with the young guys, trying to help them get ready. He used to just focus on himself getting ready for games. Now he does it for everybody. He tries to get the whole team in that mode. Whenever there's something that needs to be said, he's saying it. Whether we need a day off, the guys are a little tired, whatever it is, he really is there for the team. He wants to do what's best for the team.&quot; <br /> <br /> <a name="news"></a><b>IN THE NEWS</b><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=389061&amp;cmpid=rss">Franchise is back in Calgary</a><br /> <br /> <a name="video"></a><b>VIDEO FEATURES</b><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?&amp;id=27688">Bridgestone Captains: Iginla</a><br /> <a href="http://www.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?&amp;id=11468">From All-Star Atlanta: voted a starter</a><br /> <br /> <span class="txt14Strg">Career All-Star Game Statistics </span> <div id="asstatsbox" style="border: 1px solid rgb(161, 161, 161); margin: 4px 0px; padding: 0px; float: left; width: 660px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="2" border="0" width="100%" class="asstat"> <tbody> <tr class="headrw"> <td>SEASON</td> <td>TEAM</td> <td>Score</td> <td>R</td> <td align="center">GP</td> <td align="center">G</td> <td align="center">A</td> <td align="center">PTS</td> <td align="center">+/-</td> <td align="center">PIM</td> <td align="center">PP</td> <td align="center">SH</td> <td align="center">GW</td> <td align="center">SOG</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2001-02</td> <td>N. America</td> <td>5-8</td> <td>L</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">-4</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center" class="right">6</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2002-03</td> <td>West</td> <td>6-5</td> <td>W</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center" class="right">2</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2003-04</td> <td>West</td> <td>4-6</td> <td>L</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">-1</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center" class="right">2</td> </tr> <tr> <td>2007-08</td> <td>West</td> <td>7-8</td> <td>L</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">1</td> <td align="center">2</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center" class="right">3</td> </tr> <tr class="totrw"> <td colspan="4">All-Star Totals</td> <td align="center">4</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">2</td> <td align="center">2</td> <td align="center">-2</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center">0</td> <td align="center" class="right">13</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <script type="text/javascript">jQuery(function(){ jQuery('#asstatsbox').corner('6px'); });</script>
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