Hockey Fan Moment of the Week: Jarome Iginla’s 500th Goal

It has been a busy week for Calgary Flames fans.  Last week Mike Cammalleri was abruptly traded back to the Flames from the Montreal Canadiens and earlier in the week fan favorite Jarome Iginla netted his 500th career goal in the National Hockey League.  Arguably one of the most popular Calgary Flames of all-time, Iginla scored the goal vs. the Minnesota Wild.  Iginla is a much decorated player having won a number of awards at all hockey levels including:

  • Two memorial cup championships with the Kamloops Blazers 1994, 1996
  • Four Broncos Memorial Trophy – Kamloops Blazers 1996
  • World Junior Championship – Top Forward 1996
  • Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy 2002, 2004
  • Art Ross Trophy 2002
  • Lester B. Pearson Award  2002
  • King Clancy Memorial Trophy 2004
  • NHL Foundation Player Award  2004
  • Mark Messier Leadership Award 2009

Iginla scored his 500th career goal at the 8:33 mark of the third period on assists from Curtis Glencross and Olli Jokinen beating Wild goaltender Nicklas Backstrom.  It was Iginla’s 15th goal of the season.