Does Jarome Iginla Belong in the Hockey Hall of Fame?

Though he’s technically still active, we decided there was no way he was going to improve his case if he ever did manage to make an NHL comeback, so we decided to talk about Jarome Iginla’s Hall of Fame case.

You can listen to the episode here:

Iginla, Selanne Pitre

Jarome Iginla’s Career:

  • NHL: 1996-2017; 20 seasons, 18 quality
  • Totals:
    • 625G (15th All Time),
    • 675A for
    • 1300 points in
    • 1554 games (13th),
    • +30;
    • 19:44 ATOI*;
    • 157.9 Point Shares
    • Iginla is 14th All Time in Offensive Point Shares
  • Draft: In his draft class (1995), Iginla is
    • 1st in Goals, Assists, Points and Games and
    • 10th in Plus Minus,
    • Despite being drafted 11th overall
  • Era: Of the 9 players to play in at least 1,250 games between 1996 and 2017, Iginla is
    • 1st in Goals
    • 3rd in GPG
    • 3rd in Assists
    • 4th in APG
    • 3rd in Points
    • 4th in PPG
    • 5th in Plus Minus
    • 2nd in Offensive Point Shares
    • 2nd in Point Shares
  • 82-game average: 33G, 35A for 69P, +2
  • 3-year peak (2006-09): 82-game average of 44G, 56A for 99P, +13
  • Possession (since 2007-08):
    • 49.6 CF%,
    • 0.1 CF%Rel,
    • 48.9FF%,
    • -0.8FF%Rel
    • [It’s worth noting that his possession stats for the first couple seasons once they started tracking them, are borderline-elite, then they fall down to below average at the end of his career]
  • Playoffs: 37G, 31A for 68P in 81 games, +7
  • Adjusted:
    • Hockey-Reference:
      • 706G (6th All Time),
      • 739A for
      • 1445P (15th)
      • Adjusted 82-game average: 37G, 40A for 76P (+7P on his 82-game average)
      • Adjusted Per Game: Iginla is not in the Top 25. However, if the qualifier is set to 1,230 games (15 seasons), Iginla is
        • 9th All Time in Adjusted GPG
    • VsX:
      • 697G (11th All Time)
      • 794A
      • 1,343P (21st All Time)
      • Per Game: Not in the Top 25. However, if the qualifier is set to 1,230 games (15 seasons), Iginla is
        • 13th All Time in Adjusted GPG
  • Trades:
    • Traded at 18 with Corey Millen (31) for Joe Nieuwendyk (29)
    • Traded at 35 for Kenny Agostino (20), Ben Hanowski (22) and a 2013 First Rounder (nobody)
    • Traded at 39 for a conditional 2018 Fourth Rounder

Jarome Iginla’s Accomplishments:

  • Top 5 in Hart Voting three times (‘02, ‘04, ‘08)
  • Ted Lindsay (‘02)
  • Art Ross (‘02),
  • Richard (‘02, ‘04)
  • King Clancy (‘04)
  • Back Check Best Player (’02)
  • Top Player:
    • Top 5 Player (by Point Shares) once (‘02),
    • Top 10 Player twice (‘08)
    • Best Offensive Player (by OPS) once (‘02),
    • Top 5 three times (‘08, ‘11),
    • Top 10 five times (‘04, ‘07)
  • Goals:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Led the league in Goals twice,
      • Top 5 four times
    • GPG leader-boards:
      • Led the league in GPG once,
      • Top 5 four times,
      • Top 10 five times
    • Single-season totals:
      • 50 goals twice,
      • 40 goals four times,
      • 35 goals eight times (1 of only 22 players),
      • 30 goals twelve times (1 of only 13 players, and of the 11 players to score 30 goals ten years in a row only Jagr and Iginla played in the Dead Puck Era),
      • 25 goals fifteen times (1 of only 11 players),
      • 20 goals seventeen times (1 of only 14 players)
  • Assists:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Top 10 in Assists once
    • APG leader-boards:
      • Top 10 in APG once
    • Single-season totals:
      • 50 assists twice,
      • 40 assists six times
  • Points:
    • Leader-boards:
      • Led the league in Points once,
      • Top 5 twice,
      • Top 10 four times
    • PPG leader-boards:
      • Top 5 in PPG twice,
      • Top 10 four times
    • Single-season totals:
      • Scored 90 points three times,
      • 80 points five times,
      • 70 points seven times,
      • 60 points thirteen times (1 of only 25 players),
      • 50 points sixteen times (1 of only 23 players)
  • All Star:
    • 1st Team All Star three times,
    • 2nd Team All Star once
    • 6 All Star Game appearances
    • Monthly:
      • Monthly 1st Star three times
      • Monthly 3rd Star once
    • Weekly:
      • Weekly 1st Star six times
      • Weekly 2nd Star three times
      • Weekly 3rd Star twice
  • VsX Peak:
    • Best 7 Seasons:
      • Goals: 31st All Time
      • Assists: 153rd All Time
      • Points: 57th All Time
    • Best 10 Seasons:
      • Goals: 24th All Time
      • Assists: 128th All Time
      • Points: 50th All Time

Jarome Iginla’s Great Teams

  • NHL:
    • Best Skater (led playoffs in Goals) on one Runner Up (‘04 Flames),
    • Top 9 Forward on one Final Four (‘13 Penguins)
  • Olympics:
    • Top 3 Forward (by points – led tournament in Goals) on one Olympic Champion (‘10 Canada),
    • Top 9? Forward (by points) on one Olympic Champion (‘02 Canada)
  • World Cup:
    • Top 9? Forward (by points) on one World Cup Champion (‘04 Canada)
  • World Championships:
    • Top 6? Forward (by points) on one Word Champion (‘97 Canada)
  • WJCs:
    • Best Skater (officially “Best Forward”) on one World Junior Champion (‘96 Canada)
  • Memorial Cup:
    • Top 3? Forward (by points) on one Memorial Cup Champion (‘95 Blazers),
    • Top 9? Forward (by points) on one Memorial Cup Champion (‘94 Blazers)

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