NHL.com has reported that former Kings F Jarome Iginla is to retire on Monday. The Dallas stars 1st round pick in the 1995 NHL Draft has 1,300 points (625 goals, 675 assists) in 20 NHL seasons, 16 of which were with the Calgary Flames. Iginla, whose full name is Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tij Junior Elvis Iginla, is the Flames All-Time leader in goals (525), points (1,095), games played (1,219), power play goals (161) and game winning goals (83).

Iginla captained the Flames from 2003-13. Calgary received Iginla and F Corey Millen from the Stars for F Joe Nieuwendyk. He would play for the Flames until 2013 when he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins. He would join the Boston Bruins in 2014,  the Colorado Avalanche from 2015-17,  and finally the Los Angeles Kings.

He won the Art Ross Trophy and Lester B Pearson trophy in 2001-02, and also took home the Ted Lindsay award in 2002. As top goal scorer he won the Rocket Richard Trophy in 2002 with 52 goals, and again in 2004 with 41 goals. A leader in the community he was awarded the NHL Foundation Player Award in 2004, along with the King Clancy Award.His final award came in the form of the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award in 2008-09.

He made the NHL First All-Start Teams in 2002, 2008 and 2009, the All-Star Game in 2002-04, 2008, 2009 and finally 2012. He finished his career 13th All-Time in games played with 1,554 games and tied for 15th All-Time with Joe Sakic in goals with 625. His last NHL game came with the Los Angeles Kings on April 9, 2017. He finished the season with the Kings, scoring 3 goals and 6 assists for 9 points  in 16 games.


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