Jarome Iginla is the fifth NHL player to score each of his first 500 goals for one Canadian team. Maurice Richard, Jean Beliveau and Guy Lafleur all did that for Montreal and Wayne Gretzky did so for Edmonton.
“It’s definitely a lot more special to do it here at home, and as part of a win. The crowd was great tonight, they were into the game,” said Iginla, in his 15th NHL season.
Iginla became the 42nd player in NHL history to reach the 500-goal mark, and the 15th to do it with one team.
“I’ve been very blessed in hockey to have some great moments and memories that will stick with me,” he said. “Been part of different games and scoring some different goals, but that’s one that I’ll definitely remember.”
Now all that is left is for Jarome to add a Stanley Cup ring to his career.