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July 25, 2018 11:29 AM
Jarome Iginla: Set to retire
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Iginla will officially announce his retirement Monday.

Iginla spent 17 seasons with the Flames before leaving in pursuit of a Stanley Cup -- a feat he was unfortuantely never able to achieve. All told, the winger logged 1,554 NHL contests in which he garnered 625 goals, 675 assists and another 68 postseason points. The two-time Rocket Trophy winner also earned Art Ross honors in 2001-02 and the King Clancy Memorial Trophy in 2003-04.

March 30, 2017 06:56 PM
Kings' Jarome Iginla: Fills stat sheet against Calgary
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Iginla registered a goal, an assist, a plus-3 rating and a five-minute major penalty for fighting during Wednesday's win over the Flames.

While Iginla has a respectable five goals and seven points through 13 games since joining Los Angeles, he's also missed the scoresheet in eight of those contests. His minus-7 rating is also a crippling mark that limits the value of his other peripheral contributions (25 shots, 16 PIM and 25 hits as a King). The 39-year-old veteran checks out as a low-end fantasy option in most settings at this stage of his career.

March 10, 2017 10:28 PM
Kings' Jarome Iginla: Lights lamp twice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Iginla scored two goals -- the second of which was the game-winner in overtime -- in Thursday's 3-2 victory over the Predators.

Both tallies came with the man advantage and were the first of Iginla's career in Hockeywood. He also received a whopping 20:02 of ice time, including a game-high 3:03 on the power play, and dished out seven (!) hits in addition to six shots on goal, so it was quite an all-around performance by the 39-year-old. If this keeps up and he's available on your waiver wire, be ready to pounce, since the four-time, 40-plus goal-scorer has serious pedigree and could be rejuvenated by his new surroundings.

March 1, 2017 01:28 PM
Kings' Jarome Iginla: Heading to Hollywood
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Avalanche dealt Iginla to the Kings on Wednesday for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2018 draft.

He's had a horrendous year with the Avs -- 18 points and a minus-21 rating over 61 outings -- which is why the price was quite modest. That said, it wouldn't be surprising to see Iginla experience an offensive uptick in Los Angeles if he gets to skate alongside the Kings' better scorers.

February 24, 2017 02:40 AM
Avalanche's Jarome Iginla: Bright spot in loss to Preds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Iginla picked up a goal and an assist over just 12:32 of ice time in Thursday's 4-2 loss to Nashville.

This was minimal usage even by his standards; Iginla's average ice time is a modest 14:43, which is already a big drop from his heyday. Even with this nice game, he has just 18 points and a minus-19 rating over 60 games, so the 39-year-old winger looks like he's ready for retirement.

February 4, 2017 09:00 PM
Avalanche's Jarome Iginla: Rare great game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Iginla was named the game's first star Saturday after a goal and an assist in a 5-2 win over Winnipeg.

The speed of today's game has left this guy behind, but Saturday was a good day for the some-day-soon Hall-of-Famer. Iginla is 39 years old and in the twilight of his career. He has 14 points in 49 games; eight of those points have come on the power play. It's kind of sad that his career has boiled down to this.

January 18, 2017 02:40 AM
Avalanche's Jarome Iginla: Another disastrous evening
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Iginla was scoreless with zero shots on goal and a minus-4 in just 8:46 of ice time in Tuesday's 6-4 loss against the Blackhawks.

The 39-year-old veteran has just one goal and three points over the past 12 outings, and he has posted a minus-8 over his past three contests. Iginla was once one of the most feared snipers in the NHL during his time in Calgary, but his play lately resembles nothing from those halcyon days. It isn't even a good idea to use him in deeper fantasy leagues at this point, as his plus/minus has been brutal.

January 2, 2017 02:10 AM
Avalanche's Jarome Iginla: Struggling with nine points this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Iginla has only managed five goals and four assists through 36 games in 2016-17.

That's a 21-point pace over a full 82-game season, which would easily amount to the lowest of Iggy's illustrious 20-year career. He's actually potted two of his five goals over the last seven games while firing 16 shots on net during that span, so he hasn't been completely dormant as of late, but Iginla is clearly past his prime at age 39. The fact that the Avs have the worst goal differential in the league (minus-45) certainly doesn't help his cause, either.

November 27, 2016 02:40 AM
Avalanche's Jarome Iginla: Pots rare goal in shootout loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Iginla found the back of the net in Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Canucks.

It's just the third tally of the year for Iggy, who also snapped an 11-game goal drought. The 39-year-old also fired a season-high six shots on net and spent a hearty 4:41 on the power play in this one, which is an encouraging sign for owners still clinging to the former Flames superstar. Despite having an even rating and just five points on the season, Iginla has three points and a plus-six over his last six games, so he's definitely showing signs of improvement. Combine that with the fact that 20 of his total 42 shots on goal have come during that span, and he's probably one waiver-wire candidate worth keeping an eye on given his lengthy track record of success.

November 15, 2016 07:58 PM
Avalanche's Jarome Iginla: Struggling mightily this year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Iginla has just two points -- both goals -- in 14 games this year.

Even though he's getting up there at 39 years old, the lack of production from Iggy is dizzying considering he rattled off 22 goals and 47 points last season. As a result of his struggles, the former Flame has seen his ice time plummet to an average of 15:56 per game after recording over 18 minutes in each of his first two seasons in Denver. Even more concerning is his low shot total (22), as he used to routinely hover around the 300 mark in his prime and has settled in the 180-210 range in his last three campaigns. Given his sharp decline and painful drought, Iginla is probably best suited for the waiver-wire in shallow and medium leagues, and should be stapled to the benches of those in deeper formats until he shows some signs of life.

October 19, 2016 02:42 AM
Avalanche's Jarome Iginla: Racks up 17 PIM in shutout loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Iginla and his teammates were collectively held off the scoresheet, but the veteran winger picked up 17 PIM in Tuesday's loss to Washington.

His second-period fight and misconduct penalty limited him to only 12:06 of ice time. Perhaps that was just as well, though, as the Avs never stood a chance in this game, coming as it did on the heels of a hard-fought victory in Pittsburgh the night before. Iggy's already almost halfway to last year's PIM total, but most fantasy owners are probably more interested in the 39-year-old's point production (one goal in three games so far). That's declined in consecutive seasons now, and at his advanced age, it's hard to expect Iginla to bounce back and post star-type numbers. He's not Jaromir Jagr, after all.

October 7, 2016 02:06 AM
Avalanche's Jarome Iginla: Still major piece at age 39
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Iginla is projected to open the new season in the top six for Colorado once again, and he's notched assists in his first two preseason contests.

The 39-year-old winger is coming off a down year, as his 47 points in 82 games fall well short of the standard he's set throughout his career. Iginla's clearly feeling his age -- he doesn't deliver hits or shots as frequently as he used to -- but he should still be good for another 20-goal campaign.

April 10, 2016 12:19 AM
Avalanche's Jarome Iginla: Continues to climb all-time scorers list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Iginla's goal against the Ducks on Saturday was his 611th of this career, moving ahead of Bobby Hull's 610 goals.

Iggy's now just 14 goals behind all-time Avs' great Joe Sakic for 15th all-time in league history. He leads his draft class (1995) in every scoring category, holding a 215-goal lead and 328-point lead over the second-place scorer (Shane Doan in both categories).

April 6, 2016 12:55 AM
Avalanche's Jarome Iginla: Scores goal for second in last three outings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Iginla scored a goal on five shots and added a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Predators.

After not scoring in 12 straight during March, the 38-year-old has found twine in two of the last three (one on the power play). The winger has 45 points on the year, which is respectable for the bottom-six role he possesses. However, owners will find it tough to swallow his career-worst minus-22 rating, one that's too forgone to improve with just two games remaining.

March 12, 2016 10:57 PM
Avalanche's Jarome Iginla: Records single point in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Iginla notched a power-play helper and four shots on goal in Saturday's 3-2 loss to Winnipeg.

Iginla is off to a nice start to March, recording one marker and three helpers in six outings. That puts the 38-year-old veteran at a respectable 41 points on the season, but unfortunately, he sports a minus-19 rating -- the worst of his career. There's still time to improve upon it, but Colorado's play as a team won't help his cause.

March 1, 2016 11:20 PM
Avalanche's Jarome Iginla: Notches 12th power-play goal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Iginla tallied a power-play goal on two shots and added a hit in a 6-3 loss to the Wild on Tuesday.

That's now 12 power-play goals in 65 games for the 38-year-old veteran. While Iginla isn't lighting it up like he used to in his prime, he's still recorded 19 goals and 19 assists this season. He's been especially good of late, racking up 13 points in his last 12 games. Keep him in your lineup as long as he keeps producing like this.

February 25, 2016 01:19 AM
Avalanche's Jarome Iginla: Another power-play goal for vet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Iginla scored a power-play goal in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout win over the Sharks.

Iginla now has 11 power-play goals on the year, proving to still be an asset for the Avalanche at 38 years old. The former first-round pick has recorded points in five straight games, including 12 tallies in his last 11 outings. It's been a strong month for Iginla, and as long as the winger has the clock turned back, he could be a serviceable fantasy option.

February 18, 2016 12:19 AM
Avalanche's Jarome Iginla: Buries Canadiens on Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Iginla found twine twice Wednesday as he led the Avalanche to a 3-2 win over Montreal.

Iginla really buried the Habs in this one, tying the game 2-2 with a late goal in the second before potting the game-winner with 2:03 remaining in the third. After a nine-game goal drought, Iggy now has four in the last four games -- along with 18 shots on goal -- so he's certainly showing he's got gas left in the tank at age 38. To date, he has an even 17 goals and 17 assists in 60 games this year, a 46-point pace. The former Flame comes with some baggage in the form of a minus-16 rating, though, depreciating his fantasy value in applicable leagues.

February 12, 2016 02:57 AM
Avalanche's Jarome Iginla: Leads team to victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Iginla had a monster night with two power-play goals, an assist, a plus-1 rating and two PIM in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Senators.

Iginla's now scored points in his last four games, with two goals and four assists in that span. While this is far from the numbers he put up in his heyday, the 38-year-old winger is still showing that he can produce. His +/- of minus-17 is perhaps the biggest blemish on what has been an otherwise serviceable season given his position on the team.

January 19, 2016 09:00 AM
Avalanche's Jarome Iginla: Grabs game-winner Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Iginla sank the game-winning goal Monday night against the Jets.

Iginla has 25 points (13 goals, 12 assists) in 47 games this season. However, his minus-15 rating really puts a damper on his fantasy value if your league counts that stat.