Calgary Flames announce the hiring of franchise legend Jarome Iginla

Published June 15, 2023 at 4:19 PM

The Calgary Flames announced on Thursday that they've hired franchise legend Jarome Iginla as a Special Advisor to General Manager Craig Conroy.

"I am grateful to the Flames ownership and Conny for this opportunity to transition my career back to the NHL," said Iginla. "It's a very well-earned acknowledgment for Conny as general manager and I am looking forward to supporting him and the team in a more engaged capacity."

Iginla went on to add, "While the public focus of my contributions is on my playing career, I believe my hockey experiences since my retirement will also benefit the organization," continued Iginla. "Conny and I have 20-year-old pending work to complete, and I can't wait to get started."

The Edmonton native spent parts of the first 17 years of his National Hockey League career with the Calgary Flames, including nine as the team's captain. During his time with the Flames, he led them to the 2004 Stanley Cup Final, where they ultimately lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

To this day, Iginla still holds several franchise records with the Flames, including games played (1,219), goals (525), points (1,095) as well as even-strength goals, powerplay goals and game-winning goals.

After leaving the Flames at the trade deadline in 2013, he went on to play for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings, before retiring after the 2016-17 season.

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