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Iginla To Be Honored Tuesday

by Colorado Avalanche / Colorado Avalanche

Fans of Jarome Iginla should be in their seats at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, prior to the start of the Colorado Avalanche game against the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning at Pepsi Center.

Jarome Iginla
Right Wing  - COL
Goals: 601 | Assists: 648 | Pts: 1,249
Shots: 4,528 | +/-: 68

Because the 38-year-old forward will be honored in a special pregame ceremony for becoming the 19th player in NHL history to score 600 career goals. Iginla, with his family by his side, will receive a special silver stick and a plaque—which includes the puck that he scored—to commemorate his milestone achievement.

The Edmonton, Alberta, native registered his 600th marker in the third period of the Avalanche's 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Jan. 4, forever emblazoning him in the NHL record book alongside players like Jari Kurri (601), Dino Ciccarelli (608), Bobby Hull (610), Joe Sakic (625) and more.

Iginla is the first player to reach 600 tallies since Teemu Selanne scored his milestone marker in 2010 and is the third player to do it in a Colorado sweater, joining Kurri and Sakic.

Currently, Iginla and Florida's Jaromir Jagr (737) are the only active players with 600 or more goals.

Iginla has accrued 601 goals and 648 assists in 1,435 NHL games. He'll look to continue helping the Avs battle for a playoff berth when he takes the ice against the Lightning.

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