Jarome Iginla

Jarome Iginla was born in Edmonton, Alberta in 1977. His full name is Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunkle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla.  He has been called the first black captain in NHL history.  Iginla grew up admiring other black hockey players, including Grant Fuhr, which may explain why Jarome started his first two years of hockey as a goalie before switching to the right wing.  Jarome married his high school sweetheart, Kara, and the couple have three children.  He has represented Canada internationally on numerous occasions, helping Team Canada win the Olympic gold medal in 2002, and a second gold in Vancouver in 2010. Did you know that Iginla played baseball as a young man and was the catcher on the Canadian National Junior Team, or that for each goal he scores he donates $2000 to charity?

Jarome’s on ice stats can be found at – http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id=8462042

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