St. Albert to name arena after Jarome Iginla

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

Iginla played over 1500 games in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings.

In his NHL career, Iginla scored 625 goals, snagged 675 assists for a total 1300 points. Iginla also represented Canada at multiple Olympic Games.