Today, the Calgary Flames will be announcing their plans to retire former captain Jarome Iginla’s No. 12. The Flames plan on retiring the jersey when the Minnesota Wild come to town March 2nd.
— z – Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) January 17, 2019
Iginla gave his heart and soul to the Flames for 16 years. The future NHL Hall-of-Famer totaled 625 goals and 675 assists in 1,554 regular-season games between 1996 and 2017. He is the Flames all-time leader in games played (1,219), goals (525) and points (1,095). Iginla captured the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy twice, the Art Ross Trophy, and was a first-team All-Star three times. He led the Flames to the Stanley Cup Final in 2004 but ultimately lost in seven games to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Iginla also played for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, and Colorado Avalanche to close out his career.
He’ll be the third player to have his number retired by the Flames, joining Lanny McDonald and Mike Vernon.