Colorado Avalanche right winger Jarome Iginla scored his 600th goal Monday in a 4-1 win against the Los Angeles Kings, putting him one behind Jari Kurri for No. 18 on ESPN.com's all-time NHL goals-scored list.
The NHL shared video of the milestone goal:
A goal so special that the bench came out to celebrate. Jarome Iginla nets #600. https://t.co/Nf1euJ873v— NHL (@NHL) January 5, 2016
Iginla was all smiles after the game, per NHL on NBC:
Bleacher Report NHL congratulated the 38-year-old Iginla, who scored 525 goals in 16 seasons with the Calgary Flames, along with 35 for the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins, before arriving in Colorado:
Congrats to Jarome Iginla on his 600th career goal! pic.twitter.com/Ic4gsoCR7i— Bleacher Report NHL (@BR_NHL) January 5, 2016
Twice Iginla led the NHL in goals scored, netting a career-high 52 during the 2001-02 season. He is a six-time All-Star and the Flames' all-time leader in goals, points and games played.
His stardom was elevated to another level during the 2003-04 season when he scored 13 goals in the playoffs and took the Flames to the Stanley Cup, although they were defeated by the Tampa Bay Lightning in seven games. He has scored 37 career postseason goals, including five during the 2013-14 playoffs with the Bruins.
Ken Reid, co-anchor of the prime-time edition of Sportsnet Central, congratulated Iginla on his accomplishment:
Congrats to Jarome Iginla on #600. An incredible accomplishment for an incredibly classy guy.— Ken Reid (@SNKenReid) January 5, 2016
Dan Rosen of NHL.com recognized the greatness of Iginla's achievement:
Jarome Iginla has 600 goals. Take a moment to realize and appreciate the ability, consistency and longevity it takes to hit that mark.— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) January 5, 2016
His accomplishments were not just limited to the NHL, as Iginla won a gold medal in the 2002 Winter Olympics after his Team Canada defeated the United States, 5-2, in the championship game.
It's been an amazing career for a player who began in 1996 at the age of 18 and is still competing with much-younger players 20 years later.