Brother of Paul BCJHL First Team All-Star (1995) BCJHL Most Sportsmanlike Player (1995) Hockey East First All-Star Team (1999) NCAA East First All-American Team (1999)
Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, April 21, 1999. Traded to New Jersey by Vancouver for Mikko Jokela, January 24, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Ilves (Finland), August 9, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Espoo (Finland), September, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Frolunda (Sweden), July 3, 2006.
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