Jarome Iginla is a Canadian professional ice hockey player and an
alternate captain for the Colorado Avalanche in the National Hockey
League (NHL). He was a longtime member and former captain of the Calgary
Flames and also played for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins
before joining the Avalanche in 2014. In 2001–02 he led the NHL in
goals and points and won the Lester B. Pearson Award as its most
valuable player as voted by the players. In 2003–04 Iginla led the
league in goals for the second time and captained the Flames to the
Stanley Cup Finals, leading the league in playoff scoring. A six-time
NHL All-Star, he is the Flames' all-time leader in goals, points, and
games played, and is second in assists to Al MacInnis. Iginla twice
scored 50 goals in a season and is one of seven players in NHL history
to score 30 goals in 11 consecutive seasons. He has scored 589 goals and
1,226 points in his career. Internationally, he represented Canada's
championship teams at the 1996 World Junior and 1997 World Championships
as well as the 2004 World Cup of Hockey. He is a two-time Olympic gold
medal winner, including at the 2002 Winter Olympics, where he helped
lead Canada to its first Olympic hockey championship in 50 years.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
The Union of Lublin was signed, merging the Kingdom of Poland
and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania into a single state, the
The Remington No. 1 went on sale, becoming the first
commercially successful typewriter.
World War I: German fighter pilot Kurt Wintgens became the
first person to shoot down another plane in aerial combat using a
synchronized machine gun.
Grant Park Music Festival, the United States' only annual free
outdoor classical music concert series, began its tradition of free
symphonic music concerts in Chicago's Grant Park.
Legislative governance of Scotland was transferred from the
Scottish Office in Westminster to the Scottish Parliament.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. A large greenish-bronze grape native to the Southeastern United States,
a variety of the muscadine grape (Vitis rotundifolia).
2. A sweet, golden or amber-colored American wine made from this variety of
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Experiment and reflection enable us to introduce a significance
into what is not legible, either to us or at all … the gradation we
establish in the order of creatures: all this is not in the things but
in us. In general we cannot remember too often that when we observe
nature, and especially the ordering of nature, it is always ourselves
alone we are observing.
--Georg Christoph Lichtenberg