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Jarome Iginla Scores His 600th Goal

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At long last, (Ok, since December 27th when he scored No. 599) we've waited impatiently for Jarome Iginla to reach the career milestone of 600 goals. He finally pulled it off during a 3rd Period Avalanche power play, using Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin to bank the puck into the net. The crowd went wild, the bench exploded in delight, and the Pepsi Center took an extended moment to recognize the tremendous accomplishment. Iginla became the 19th player in NHL history to reach 600 goals, putting him just one goal shy of longtime Edmonton Oiler Jari Kurri on the all-time list.

Iginla scored his first goal as an 18-year old during the 1996 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Chicago Blackhawks. It was just his second game after signing his first NHL contract out of the WHL. Number 600 came against a 1st Place Kings team in a 4-1 Avalanche victory.