Longtime Captain of the Calgary Flames and former member of the LA Kings, Jarome Iginla has been selected as a member of the Class of 2020 Hockey Hall of Fame.
Iginla and Marian Hossa were both selected as first ballot inductees. The 2020 class also includes defensemen Kevin Lowe and Doug Wilson, Canadian goaltender, Kim St. Pierre in the women's category and current current general manager of the Edmonton Oilers, Ken Holland in the builder category.
Iginla's 21-year career in the NHL spanned across five teams and 1,554 games. The well-rounded right winger put up 1,300 points (625-675=1,300) and took home the Art Ross trophy, Maurice "Rocket" Richard trophy (twice) for his on-ice contributions.
Off the ice, Iginla's generosity, leadership and time earned him the Lester B. Pearson award, the King Clancy Memorial trophy and the Mark Messier NHL Leadership award during his career. Iginla has been described by many as "one of the greatest leaders in league history."
Though short-lived, Jarome Iginla's 19 games as a member of the Kings did not go unnoticed. Iginla was acquired at the 2017 trade deadline and tallied nine points (6-3=9) with Kings. He finished off his career in a Kings uniform, playing his last games during the 2016-17 season.
Congratulations Jarome! Thank you for all you have done for the game of hockey.