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Flames legend Iginla congratulates Lucic for 1,000th NHL game

Longtime Calgary captain recorded video addressing forward ahead of milestone

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

A Calgary Flames legend helped Milan Lucic celebrate his 1,000th NHL game.

Jarome Iginla shared a few terrific stories about Lucic while congratulating the Flames forward for playing in the milestone game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday.

Tweet from @NHLFlames: Ahead of Game 1���0���0���0���, Iggy sent in a message for the big man!#Looch1000 | #CofRed

Lucic played in his 110th game as a member of the Flames after also playing for the Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton Oilers. But the Flames family was out in force for the Lucic celebration, and Iginla, the Flames leader in games, goals and points who played with Lucic in Boston, was the most prominent ex-Calgary player to voice his support.

Iginla wasn't the only ex-teammate to voice congratulations. Johnny Boychuk, Andrew Ference and Gregory Campbell, who Lucic played with in Boston, joined Iginla in showing their support as did Flames captain Mark Giordano.

Tweet from @joboych: Congrats to my step brother @27MilanLucic on hitting 1000 games!!!! #LOOOOCH 👊🏽👊🏽

Tweet from @NHLFlames: "It's a massive accomplishment. Congrats buddy, you're an absolute legend."#Looch1000 | #CofRed

Tweet from @NHLFlames: Gregory Campbell: plenty of praise for Looch ahead of Game 1000.#Looch1000 | #CofRed

Tweet from @MarkGio05: Congrats to the big man on 1000! What a performance. Full animal mode tonight! @27MilanLucic

Calgary also shared a highlight montage from some of Lucic's best moments as a member of the Flames.

Tweet from @NHLFlames: Loooooooooooooch!#Looch1000 | #CofRed

Lucic had an assist and one shot on goal in 13:05 in Calgary's 3-2 overtime win.

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