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Jarome Iginla’s Career Timeline

The Flames traded a star to Dallas for some kid named Iginla in December of 1995. The rest as they say, is history.

Jarome Iginla

With arguably the greatest Calgary Flame of all time hanging them up today, we thought we would take a look at the career of the Flames ultimate captain, Jarome Iginla.

-1993-94: Iginla and the Kamloops Blazers (WHL) win the Memorial Cup

-1994-95: Iginla and the Kamloops Blazers (WHL) win the Memorial Cup for the second straight season

-July 8, 1995: Iginla was selected by the Dallas Stars with the 11th pick in the NHL Draft

-December 20, 1995: Iginla traded from Dallas to Calgary for Joe Nieuwendyk

-Decemeber 1995-January 1996: Leads Canada to gold medal at the World Juniors, leads tournament with 12 points

-April 21, 1996: Makes NHL debut in the playoffs and gets his first NHL point on a Theo Fleury goal

-April 23, 1996: Scores first NHL goal against the Blackhawks during the Stanley Cup Playoffs

-1996-97: First full NHL season, All Rookie Team, finishes second (!) in the Calder Cup voting to Bryan Berard, 50 points as a rookie

-1998-99: Leads Flames for the first time in goals (28)

-2001-02: First 50 goal season (52), wins the Art Ross (96 points) and Maurice Richard (52 goals) trophies, wins Lester B. Pearson Award as league MVP, also nominee for Hart Memorial Trophy and King Clancy Memorial Trophy

-2002: Plays for Team Canada in the Olympics, scores twice in Gold Medal game, beating USA 5-2

-2003-04: Iginla named captain (which he would keep until traded in 2013), wins Rocket Richard Trophy (41 goals), lead all playoff scores in goals with 13, leads Flames to Stanley Cup Finals where Calgary loses in 7 games to the Tampa Bay Lightning

-2004-2005: Named to the NHL Competition Committee

-2006: Plays for Canada in Olympics, Alternate Captain

-December 7, 2006: Scores is 300th career goal and collects his 600th career point

-2006-07: Collects career high 55 assists

-2007-08: Named Captain of the Western Conference All Stars, nominated for the Hart Trophy

-November 9, 2007: Becomes the player to play the most games with Calgary (804)

-March 10, 2008: Scores his 365th career goal, breaking Theo Fleury’s Flames record

-January 2009: Named to 5th All Star Team, scores first career NHL ASG goal

-March 1, 2009: Breaks Theo Fleury’s franchise point record (830) and scores his 400th career goal

-January 30, 2010: Reaches 900 career points with a 2 goal, 2 assist game against Edmonton

-2010: Plays for Canada in the Olympics, leads tournament with 5 goals, gets game winning assist on Sydney Crosby’s OT game winning goal against Team USA in the Gold Medal game

-February 5, 2010: Plays in 1,000th game

January 11, 2011: Collects 500th assist

-March 6, 2011: Scores 30th goal for the 10th consecutive season (only 9 other players had done that)

-April 1, 2001: Scores 1000th point

-January 7, 2012: Scores 500th goal

-March 27, 2013: Iginla traded to Pittsburgh for Kenny Agostino and Ben Hanowski

-2013-14: Signs with Bruins for 1 year

-February 4, 2013: Collects 600th career assist

-2014-15: Iginla signs 3 year contract with the Colorado Avalanche

-January 4, 2016: Scores 600th career goal

-December 10, 2016: Plays in 1,500th NHL game

-March 1, 2017: Traded to LA Kings

-July 30, 2018: Announces retirement from NHL

5 Time All Star: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2012