2020 has brought us good news and bad news, even ignoring the ongoing global pandemic. The good news is that Jarome Iginla was voted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. The bad news is that, due to the pandemic, his induction ceremony won’t take place until November 2021.
But the Hall of Fame was nice enough to give us all a sneak peek at Iginla’s plaque earlier this week.
For the photo-impaired, his plaque reads as follows:
JAROME ARTHUR-LEIGH IGINLA
One of the best power forwards of his generation, Jarome Iginla also ranked among the league’s top scorers each year. Spending 16 seasons with the Calgary Flames, including 10 as their captain, he led the team in scoring for 11 consecutive years, including two 50+ goal seasons and a 96 point campaign in 2001-02 that saw him earn the Art Ross Trophy, Richard Trophy and Pearson Award. A Stanley Cup finalist in 2004, the four-time All-Star also won the Clancy Trophy and Messier Award. Just the 19th player in history to score 600 goals, Iginla helpe Canad win two Olympic gold medals and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
Player Inductee, 2020
The summary is a fitting tribute to one of the best hockey players of his generation. He will be officially feted by the Hall of Fame next fall.