The Calgary Flames honoured their former captain with a video montage, but Scotiabank Saddledome was on its feet before the tribute.
Iginla was a Flame for 16 seasons and team captain for nine before he agreed to be dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins in March.
He signed with the Boston Bruins as a free agent in the off-season.
Iginla lifted his stick in acknowledgment several times and broke into a wide smile when he heard the familiar chants of "Iggy, Iggy."
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