Jarome Iginla was one of the six members selected as the 2020 Hockey Hall of Fame class, the Hall announced Wednesday, along with Marian Hossa, Ken Holland, Kevin Lowe, Kim St-Pierre, and Doug Wilson.
Iginla and Hossa were both elected in their first year of eligibility, but that gave the former Calgary Flames’ captain enough time to imagine how the important phone call would go down.
Unfortunately for the new Hall of Famer, if didn’t go according to plan.
Iginla later revealed on Wednesday that he had always pictured himself getting the phone call from Lanny McDonald when he’d be with his family. But he was not alone, in his car instead…
That’s nothing to be ashamed of for this talented former player. He authored a phenomenal 20-year career, 16 seasons of which he spent as the heart-and-soul leader of the Flames.
The 42-year-old put up 625 goals and 1,300 points in 1,554 career games, helping the Flames reach Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final back in 2004 against the eventual champions, Tampa Bay Lightning.
We had no doubt he’d be named as one of the 2020 inductees into the Hockey Hall of Fame, even if that meant getting the famous call in his car.