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.
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.
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— Matthew Tkachuk (@TKACHUKycheese_) July 29, 2018
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Huge congrats to Jarome on a terrific career!! I’m grateful I got to witness your resiliency, class and humanity from close and afar. What a legacy both on and off the ice!! #Iginla #12 #dontpokethebear pic.twitter.com/sK6MONI51M
— Hayley Wickenheiser (@wick_22) July 26, 2018
WATCH: Calgary Flames President and CEO Ken King talks about Jarome Iginla during his retirement ceremony in Calgary.
Iggy was such a great teammate and friend. He taught me everything I know about leadership on the ice but more importantly off the ice. A great father and husband and always treated everyone with the utmost respect. Congrats Iggy. What an incredible career. #ThankYouIggy
— Mark Giordano (@MarkGio05) July 29, 2018
WATCH: Craig Conroy on Jarome Iginla returning to the Saddledome to retire
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