Flames to retire Iginla's No. 12 in March
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The Calgary Flames will retire former captain Jarome Iginla's No. 12 on March 2.

After not suiting up for the 2017-18 campaign, Iginla returned to Calgary last summer to officially announce his retirement following 20 seasons in the NHL.

A first-round pick of the Dallas Stars in 1995, he was traded to the Flames before ever playing an NHL game and was the heart and soul of the franchise for 16 years. He is the club's all-time leader in games played (1,219), goals (525) and points (1,095).

During his run in Calgary, the winger was a three-time First-Team All-Star, winning two Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophies, an Art Ross, and the Lester B. Pearson Award as the league's most outstanding player as voted by the players' association in 2001-02. He led the Flames to the Stanley Cup Final in 2004 but ultimately lost in seven games to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Iginla also had stints with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, and Colorado Avalanche to close out his career.

He'll be the third player to have his number retired by the Flames, joining Lanny McDonald and Mike Vernon.

Flames to retire Iginla's No. 12 in March
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