CANADIAN ICE HOCKEY LEGEND RETIRES

CANADIAN ICE HOCKEY LEGEND RETIRES

Jarome Iginla, the Canadian ice hockey player who made the crucial pass for Canada's winning goal in the 2010 Olympic final in Vancouver, has officially retired from the sport aged 41.

 

The announcement from Iginla, who played the game for more than two decades, has come as no surprise as he made no appearances in the 2017-2018 season. The over-time assist that gave Canada the Olympic gold against arch rivals the United States is the most memorable moment of his career, but Iginla also played in two other Winter Games, in 2002 and 2006.

 

In his first Olympics as a 24-year-old, Iginla scored twice and got an assist in the gold medal match, which that time around was also against the US. Canada's 5-2 in that game in Salt Lake City gave them their first Olympic gold for 50 years.

 

Iginla's debut season in the National Hockey League came in the 1996-1997 season, when he scored 21 goals for the Calgary Flames to establish himself as one of the game's best young talents. After 18 years in Calgary, Iginla then moved around the league with stints at Pittsburgh, Boston, Colorado and Los Angeles, never winning the Stanley Cup.

 

Source: www.insidethegames.biz

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