Jarome Iginla looks back on illustrious career, and what he would tell himself at the beginning of it

Jarome Iginla looks back on illustrious career, and what he would tell himself at the beginning of it

“I never dreamt of being in the Hall of Fame. I dreamt of being in the NHL.”
As a young child, Jarome Iginla was just having fun playing the game of hockey. The thing is — everywhere he played — he dominated.
Growing up, Iginla played a lot of sports. But he loved hockey the most. One of his biggest supporters was his late grandfather, who was at nearly every practice and game when he was young.
Iginla cherished those moments.
“He was amazing. I spent a ton of time with him.” Iginla said of his late grandfather. “He was very, very intense sports wise. The way he did it was, he never ever said like, ‘Oh, tough game.’ Or you know, ‘play hard,’ or whatever. He didn’t give me any advice. But the way he let it out, he’d politely, if the goal got scored on the other team, he’d be yelling ‘There goes the shutout!,’ And if the other team got a penalty, our big rivals, he would be yelling, like, ‘Crying doesn’t pay!’”
“He was a fan favourite amongst our team, and when I was younger it was a little bit embarrassing. But as …

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation

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