By trading Jarome Iginla to the Penguins, the Flames management has elicited sadness amongst the Flames fans who loved number 12.
The trade that many fans of the Calgary Flames accepted as inevitable has finally happened. After a couple years of avoiding a rebuilding, Flames management has said goodbye to the heart of the team.
By trading Iginla to the Penguins, the Flames management has elicited sadness amongst the Flames fans who loved number 12.
There are countless things the former captain said and did that endeared him to Flames fans.
The man Calgary hates to lose scored more than 500 career goals, won two Olympic gold medals, and surpassed another Flames legend, Theoren Fluery, to become the team's all-time career points leader. He played his 1,000th NHL game in 2010, all of them as a Flames.
In 2004 Iginla lead the Flames to their third Stanley Cup finals appearance.When the Flames lost, Iginla told reporters, “we wanted to win it for Calgary, our city, the fans who've been so great to us, the best in the league. They showed what a sports city is."
For 16 years Iginla showcased heart, determination, and skill through triumphs, and disappointments.
Always the team guy, Iginla never said a bad word about the team, or the management who never got him a suitable centreman.
The one thing that is true, Iginla was a class act, who carried the city of Calgary in his heart.
Here are the some of Iginla's most memorable moments.