NHL Legend Jarome Iginla Retires After 20 Seasons
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NHL Legend Jarome Iginla Retires After 20 Seasons

Jeff McIntosh

CALGARY, ALBERTA – July 31, 2018

Calgary Flames veteran Jarome Iginla has announced his retirement after 20 seasons in the National Hockey League.

"It's an amazing job," said Iginla, who had 1,300 points (625 goals, 675 assists) in 1,554 games from 1996-2017 for the Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings. "I remember starting hockey at age 7 and going to my first tryout and dreaming about how great it would be, and it's been even better. These 20 years in the NHL, it's been better. I'm excited for retirement and to be with my family, but I'm going to miss all of you and all of this".

Iginla, who was voted to the NHL First All-Star Team three times (2002, 2008, 2009), won the Rocket Richard Trophy as the leading goal-scorer in the NHL twice (2002, 52 goals; 2004, 41 goals). He played in the NHL All-Star Game six times (2002-04, 2008, 2009, 2012) and won the Ted Lindsay Award as most outstanding player in the NHL as voted by members of the NHL Players' Association in 2002.

Author: USA Really