Jarome Iginla revels in storied career, bids farewell to NHL after 20 seasons

WATCH: Alberta-born forward hockey star Jarome Iginla said his final goodbye in Calgary, where he played for 16 of his 20 seasons with the NHL. Reid Feist reports.

Jarome Iginla closed his 20-year NHL career in the city where he was the face of the franchise.

The 41-year-old winger made his retirement official Monday in Calgary, where he spent 16 seasons with the Flames.

Iginla entertained a packed news conference at Scotiabank Saddledome with humorous stories about his career and teammates.

WATCH BELOW: Former Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla delivers speech as he announces his retirement from the NHL

He’s the Flames all-time leader in goals with 525. The captain for his last decade in Calgary also scored the most points and played the most games.

Colorado Avalanche forward Jarome Iginla (12) looks on prior to an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. Iginla is to announce his retirement from the NHL.

Colorado Avalanche forward Jarome Iginla (12) looks on prior to an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, in Buffalo, N.Y. Iginla is to announce his retirement from the NHL.

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While a Stanley Cup eluded the future Hall of Famer during his career, he was a dominant power forward in the NHL.

He assisted on one of the most famous in Canadian hockey history.

Iginla set up Sidney Crosby for the overtime winner in the final of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament in Vancouver in 2010.

WATCH: ‘For about 3 or 4 years – not a better player in NHL’: Conroy on Iginla

 

WATCH: Ex-Flame Martin Gelinas shares story from 2004 Cup run

 

WATCH: Calgary Flames President and CEO Ken King talks about Jarome Iginla during his retirement ceremony in Calgary.

 

 

WATCH: Craig Conroy on Jarome Iginla returning to the Saddledome to retire

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