For 15 seasons, Jarome Iginla has been the face of the Calgary Flames.
While some pundits and bloggers suggest Iginla should be traded to a contender for a better chance at hoisting the Stanley Cup late in his career (see: Bourque, Ray), the classy left wing continues to be a bright spot on a team that has done little to warm the Alberta winters in recent seasons.
Last Saturday, Iginla scored the 500th goal of his stellar career, with a double-carom tally that went off the skate of a defenseman, and off the skate of Wild center Mikko Koivu, before finding the back of the net.
It took Iginla a few seconds to know the goal was his.
"(Curtis Glencross) was the one who told me," he said while flashing his trademark smile. "I was trying just to center it for (Jay Bouwmeester) and Glennie going to the net, and Glennie told me I got it. I didn't know. I thought one of them maybe got it. I'll take it."
Iginla is the 42nd player to hit the milestone and 15th ...