The city where ex-Calgary Flame Jarome Iginla was raised is looking to commemorate the star NHL player by naming a local rink, “The Jarome Iginla arena,” Aug. 25.
Iginla was born in Edmonton July 1, 1977 and was raised in St. Albert.
There will be a ceremony at the rink, previously known as Akinsdale Arena from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Following the ceremony there will be a BBQ, street hockey and a free public skate.
He played his entire minor hockey career in St. Albert and led the Alberta Midget Hockey League in scoring as a 15-year-old. Iginla had 87 points for the St. Albert Midget Raiders in 1992–93
In his NHL career, Iginla scored 625 goals, snagged 675 assists for a total 1300 points. Iginla also represented Canada at multiple Olympic Games.