Jarome Iginla

Jarome Iginla

How NHL's First Black Captain Gives Back

Book - 2011
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He's the face of the Calgary Flames, but there's much more to Jarome Iginla's story than just being the first black captain of an NHL team. He's also renowned for his social commitment and generosity off the ice.Jarome (nicknamed Iggy) grew up in a single-parent household in St. Albert, Alberta. It was thanks to support of his grandparents that he started to play hockey. His hard work paid off and, in 1996, at the age of 18, Iggy was drafted into the NHL. He went on to become a multiple-award-winning hockey player and two-time Olympic champion. But he never forgot his struggles in his rise to hockey stardom. Today, Iginla plays an important role for many young hockey-loving Canadians by working to ensure that the sport is open to committed players of all backgrounds. [Fry Reading Level - 5.0
Publisher: Toronto : J. Lorimer, 2011, c2010
ISBN: 9781552775417
Branch Call Number: j796.962092 IGI NVD
Characteristics: 111 p. : ill., ports. ; 18 cm

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