Hockey Superstar 2009-10: Jarome Iginla
Current Team: Calgary Flames
First NHL Team: Calgary Flames
Position: Right Wing
Birthdate: July 1, 1977
Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta
On the same night Jarome Iginla became the Calgary Flames’ all-time points leader, he also scored his 400th NHL goal. And, to top of what was already a terrific evening, he was the best player on the ice, picking up five points.
Jarome’s been with the team in his home province of Edmonton for his entire hockey career (coming up 13 seasons) and has never played fewer than 70 games in a season – he’s long since proven he’s a huge talent. He’s won almost every title there is; now there’s just one thing left: the Cup.
With hopeful Calgary fans still reminiscing about the 1989 Stanley Cup Championship, there’ll be lots of pressure on Jarome this season. But he’s a proven superstar and if anyone can take the Flames to hockey victory, it’s him.
Jarome loves supporting good causes. He donates $2,000 to KidSport for every goal he scores – that’s $170,000 he’s raised in the last two hockey seasons!