Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla is a Canadian professional ice hockey player playing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League. He was a member of the Calgary Flames between 1996 and 2013 where he served as captain for nine seasons and played briefly with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2012Ã¢â‚¬â€œ13.
As a junior, Iginla was a member of two Memorial Cup winning teams with the Kamloops Blazers and was named the Western Hockey League's Player of the Year in 1996. He was selected 11th overall by the Dallas Stars in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, but was traded to Calgary prior to making his NHL debut. He led the NHL in goals and points in 2001Ã¢â‚¬â€œ02, and won the Lester B. Pearson Award as its most valuable player as voted by the players. In 2003Ã¢â‚¬â€œ04, Iginla led the league in goals for the second time and captained the Flames to the Stanley Cup Finals, leading the league in playoff scoring.
A six-time NHL All-Star, he is the Flames' all-time leader in goals, points, and games played, and is second in assists to Al MacInnis. Iginla scored 50 goals in a season on two occasions and is one of seven players in NHL history to score 30 goals in 11 consecutive seasons. He has scored 500 goals and 1,000 points in his career. He is a past winner of the Mark Messier Leadership Award and has been recognized by both the Flames and the league for his community work; Iginla donates $2000 to the children's charity Kidsport for every goal he scores.