Jarome Iginla was one of the classiest players in the NHL for two decades, and it showed after the longtime Calgary Flames forward announced his retirement Monday.
Social media lit up with congratulations, and former teammates shared their well-wishes with Iginla, who scored 625 goals in 20 NHL seasons from 1996-2017.
Matthew Tkachuk, a Flames forward who played against Iginla as a rookie during the 2016-17 NHL season, shared a great photo from when they met at the 2009 NHL All-Star Game in Montreal while Matthew was on hand to root on his dad, Keith Tkachuk.
Evander Kane, a forward for the San Jose Sharks, called Iginla "one of my absolute favorite players growing up. One of the greatest and most consistent goal scorers of all time" while also sending well-wishes to the longtime forward for the Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings.
Larry Robinson, the Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman, even took time out to congratulate Iginla.
Iginla scored 525 goals in 16 seasons with the Flames, but his second-longest tenure was three seasons with the Avalanche. Each team's Twitter account posted highlight montages with some of his best moments.
Even the Edmonton Oilers, a rival of Iginla's Flames, were classy enough to send well-wishes to the Edmonton native.