Son of Jarome Iginla addresses potentially being selected by Flames

Like father, like son?

Michael W.

He's arguably the greatest player in franchise history, and it's a distinct possibility that his son could be following in his footsteps. 

Calgary Flames legend Jarome Iginla scored over 500 goals for the franchise that he led to within a victory of the Stanley Cup 20 years ago, and now his son Tij is carrying on the family business of professional hockey with the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League, and is considered to be one of the better prospects who will be up for grabs. 

Projected to be a top-15 pick in this summer's NHL Draft, how would the younger Iginla feel about lacing up the skates for the team his father starred for? 

"It sounds like it would be a lot of fun and would be a cool opportunity," he said. "Obviously, I don't know exactly how things are going to shake out, and I'm going to try not to speculate too much, but I know they are there and at pick nine or whatever it is, and I guess we will have to see how it goes, but that would definitely pretty cool."

Of course, he knows that he would have a long way to go before being able to put a dent in his dad's records with the team.

"Yeah maybe a little bit, but he had a pretty strong career so draft only means so much," he said. "I'll have to strat chipping away at those achievements if I want those bragging rights."

The Flames hold the No. 9 overall selection in this year's Draft, which will begin from the Sphere in Las Vegas starting on June 28. 

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Source: Sportskeeda