He played a few games in other cities, but the great Jarome Iginla will undoubtedly be remembered as a member of the Colorado Avalanche. Now Iginla is going to take his rightful place in the Hockey Hall of Fame as the marquee name in the 2020 HHOF induction class.
Drafted 11th overall in 1995 by the Dallas Stars, Iginla went on to play for five different teams during his Hall of Fame career. He finished with exactly 1,300 points in 1,554 games - a total good enough to put him 34th on the NHL’s all-time scoring list.
He was never able to win a Stanley Cup, but Iginla was able to capture two Olympic gold medals - the second of which came on a golden goal that he set up. It was Iginla who delivered a perfect pass to Sidney Crosby to score the gold-medal-winning goal in overtime against the U.S. at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.
Iginla’s career spanned 21 years including nearly three seasons in Denver with the Avalanche. During his 225 games in burgundy and blue, Iginla amassed 59 goals and 129 points.
Playing for the Flames, Avalanche, Penguins, Bruins and Kings, Iginla will go down as one of the best power forwards of all time and now he is being recognized as such. He and Marian Hossa will lead a Hall of Fame class that also includes Kevin Lowe, Doug Wilson, Kim St. Pierre, and Ken Holland.
.@HockeyHallFame Class of 2020: Jarome Iginla, Marian Hossa, Kevin Lowe, Doug Wilson, Kim St. Pierre and Ken Holland (builder).— Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) June 24, 2020
Lowe scored 84 goals in 1,254 NHL games with the Edmonton Oilers and New York Rangers in the 80s and 90s. Doug Wilson is the current GM of the San Jose Sharks and won the Norris Trophy once in 1982 as a player.
Kim St. Pierre is a three-time Olympic gold medalist with Team Canada as their goalie from 1998 to 2011. She also won five World Championship gold medals, four World Championship silver medals, and won the CWHL Clarkson Cup in 2011 with the Montreal Stars. She also has three World Championships Best Goaltender awards to her name.
Ken Holland is joining the HHOF as a Builder after winning three Stanley Cups as GM of the Detroit Red Wings in 1998, 2002, and 2008. He is currently GM of the Edmonton Oilers.
Congratulations and thank you Iggy.