With a hat trick tonight, Jarome Iginla has 48 goals for the season and 372 career regular season goals. He started the game tied with Bernie Federko and Markus Naslund at position 100 in the Top 100 All-Time Goal-Scoring Leaders. He passed Tim Kerr (370) and Rick Kehoe (371) and is now tied at position 96 with Eric Lindros (372). Trevor Linden has 373 and Butch Goring has 375 career career goals.
Owen Nolan started the season at position 100 with 365 career goals. He is now at position 91 with 380 goals.
I knew Iggy could crack 50 this year! I'm really pulling for him to up the assists and finish with 50 goals and 50 assists. All this talk of him and his place in the big picture makes me happy. How about Iggy retires as a Flame at age 39 after winning a few more Rocket Richards and Art Ross trophies, wins a few Harts, gets 500 goals and 1000 points, many more all-star appearances, captains Canada at the 2010 olympics and finally brings home a few cups to Calgary that he wins the Conn Smythe for.
That would be the story book ending a guy like Iggy deserves. He's by far my favourite athlete of all time.