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Date of Birth 1 July 1977Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Birth NameJarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla
Nickname Iggy
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jarome Iginla was born on July 1, 1977 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada as Jarome Arthur-Leigh Adekunle Tig Junior Elvis Iginla. He is an actor, known for Gold Rush 2002 (2002), The 2004 Stanley Cup Finals (2004) and It's Our Game: Team Canada's Victory at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey (2004). He has been married to Kara Kirkland since August 6, 2003. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Kara Kirkland (6 August 2003 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (17)

Son of a black Nigerian father (Elvis Iginla) and a white American mother (Susan Schuchard).
Traded by the Dallas Stars to the Calgary Flames with Corey Millen for Joe Nieuwendyk. [December 1995]
Became engaged to girlfriend Kara Kirkland. [December 2001]
Iginla means "big tree" in the dialect of his father's Nigerian homeland.
Became first black player in NHL history to win the regular season goals and point scoring titles, being the only player to score 50 goals. He also won the Lester B. Pearson Award as the league's best player as voted on by his peers. [June 2002]
At the start of the 2003-2004 season was named captain of the Calgary Flames, and the first player of African descent bestowed with that honour.
Named to the World Cup roster for Team Canada, along with 13 other NHLers who also won gold in the 2002 Olympics, in Salt Lake City.
Announced that wife Kara, who is also his high school sweetheart, is expecting their first child in October of 2004.
Daughter, Jade Grace Iginla, born on Oct. 19th, 2004, at 6 lb. 1 oz.
Won the World Cup in 2004
Part of the 2004 Western Conference Champion Calgary Flames.
Member of the 1994-1995 Memorial Cup Champion Kamloops Blazers with Jeff Jubenville and Shane Doan.
Invited to attend Team Canada's 5-day Olympic orientation camp on Aug 15th that starts in Vancouver. [August 2005]
Traded by the Calgary Flames to the Pittsburgh Penguins for two college prospects and a first-round pick in the 2013 NHL draft. [March 2013]
Scored his 600th regular-season NHL goal. [January 4, 2016].
Signed a three-year, $16 million contract with the Colorado Avalanche. [July 2014].
Signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Boston Bruins after he chose to play for the Pittsburgh Penguins instead of the Bruins. His decision was credited by Bruins players as a factor in the Bruins' sweep of the Iginla-led Penguins in the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals. [July 2013].

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