Jarome Iginla scored the 600th goal of his Hall of Fame career Monday night, as the Colorado Avalanche defeated the Los Angeles Kings 4-1.
BREAKING: Colorado’s Jarome Iginla scores his 600th NHL goal as Avalanche lead Kings 4-1 in third period. https://t.co/UwnA5gko3q
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Just four games since notching goal No. 599, Iggy is 19th on the all-time goals list, and has the opportunity to tie Jari Kurri, who is 18th all-time with 601, when the Avalanche take on the St. Louis Blues Wednesday night in Colorado.
Iginla could continue moving up the rankings as the season progresses; he’s just 10 back of The Golden Jet, Bobby Hull, who scored 610 throughout his Hall of Fame career.
Jarome Iginla has 21 points on the season in his second season for the Avalanche, the future Hall of Famer having spent the majority of his career with the Calgary Flames.
Third on the Avalanche with 11 goals, Iginla, who’s never shied away from getting into the rough stuff, might just be among the most underrated superstars the sport has ever known.
Jarome has scored at least 30 goals 12 times in his career, 40 goals four times, and 50 in a season twice. In his career, he has accumulated his share of hardware including the Maurice “Rocket” Richard trophy, awarded to the leading goal scorer, twice, and the Art Ross trophy given to the player who scores the most points in a season.