Boston Bruins' Jarome Iginla Records Career Assist No. 600

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffFebruary 5, 2014

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 4: Jarome Iginla #12 of the Boston Bruins skates the puck by Jordan Schroeder #45  in the third period at TD Garden on February 4, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.  The Bruins won 3-1.(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Boston Bruins winger Jarome Iginla picked up his 600th career assist in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Iginla achieved the milestone in stylish fashion, as he also scored a goal in Tuesday's game, and he now has 11 points in his last six contests.

The torrid stretch of play shouldn't come as a surprise, as Iginla has been streaky all season long. He previously piled up eight points in a five-game stretch in October, then later scored four goals in a three-game span toward the end of December.

All in all, the hot and cold stretches have evened out, and Iginla's 60-point pace is right in line with his production in recent years.

Iginla has always known for scoring goals more than dishing out assists, yet his longevity and solid passing skills have allowed him to become the 78th player in NHL history with 600 career assists.

As one might expect, Iginla has a much higher standing on the all-time goals leader board, with his 546 career goals good for 28th place in NHL history.

While he's clearly past his prime, the 36-year-old Iginla could conceivably crack the top 25 of all-time goal scorers by the end of his season, as he needs only 10 more marks to tie Johnny Bucyk (556 goals) for 25th place.