Monday, November 27, 2006

Calgary's Captain

I don't know how anyone can not like Jarome Iginla. He usually has a smile that makes me smile from its genuineness. Iggy was named the #3 captain with this as his description: "The Flames went to the Stanley Cup Final in Iginla's first year. Coincidence? We think not. Iginla is the emotional leader that drove that team to the pinnacle of its abilities. He is an elite player who inspires with his play as much as his words, but he is adept at both. His likeability and honesty attract teammates to him, making him the perfect go-between that season between the players and demanding and sometimes gruff coach Darryl Sutter that year. He is already a hero in Calgary and is well on his way to establishing himself as captain material for Canada in upcoming international competitions."

I have waxed on about Iggy during our community leader topic.

This sums him up in video form fo'sho' - make him mad and he will score more times than not.

His trophy case is full of hardware as well...

* George Parsons Trophy (Memorial Cup Most Sportsmanlike Player) - 1995
* WHL West First All-Star Team - 1996
* Four Broncos Memorial Trophy (WHL Most Valuable Player) - 1996
* NHL All-Rookie Team - 1997
* Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team - 1996
* Named to NHL All-Rookie Team - 1997
* Played in 3 NHL All-Star Games - 2002, 2003, 2004
* Maurice 'Rocket' Richard Trophy - 2002, 2004
* Art Ross Trophy - 2002
* Lester B. Pearson Award - 2002
* King Clancy Memorial Trophy - 2004
Oh yeeeeeeeah, he also has represented our lovely country many times:
  • 1996 World Junior Championships (gold medal)
  • 1997 World Championship (gold medal)
  • 2002 Winter Olympics (gold medal)
  • 2004 World Cup of Hockey (gold medal)
  • 2006 Winter Olympics
Gee, Iggy, you're swell!


Anonymous said...

AWWWWWWW that's a GREAT pic of Iggy!!! And he's a damn good hockey player too. I feel myself tremble when the puck on his stick

Heather B. said...

Iggy does have a great smile, doesn't he?

margee said...

He has the most winning smile. This is a captain.