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Iginla one shy of all-time points lead

Flames captain nearing franchise mark of 830 points, held by Theo Fleury

Sunday, 01.03.2009 / 7:53 PM / News
By Mike Board  - CF.com Digital Content Director
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Iginla one shy of all-time points lead
Jarome Iginla is on the verge of etching himself into yet another Calgary Flames record book category as he needs just one point to become the all-time franchise points leader.

The Calgary Flames captain has tied Theo Fleury's franchise-high points mark of 830 points. He scored a power play goal Sunday against the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first period to reach the 830 point plateau. It was the 399th goal of his career.

Ironically, Iginla's linemate for his first National Hockey League game, a playoff match between the Flames and Chicago in 1996, was none other than Fleury.

Iginla passed Al MacInnis, the former Flames defenceman and Hall of Fame member, on February, 17, 2009 when he tallied a goal and an assist against Vancouver.

"I've been blessed in my career to play 12 seasons here. It gets to be more fun as we continue to improve as a team," said Iginla, typically deflecting away talk of personal achievements.

With Iginla set to set a franchise record in a matter of games, we'll track his progress right here at calgaryflames.com.

Below is a chart showing the hunt for point 831.

Flames All-Time Points Leaders
 
PLAYER
GP
G
A
PTS
PIM
1 Iginla, Jarome 922 399 431 830 660
1
Fleury, Theoren
791
364
466
830
1339
3
MacInnis, Al
803
213
609
822
944
4
Nieuwendyk, Joe
577
314
302
616
330
5
Suter, Gary
617
128
437
565
872
6
Nilsson, Kent
425
229
333
562
90
7
Chouinard, Guy
514
193
336
529
110
8
Roberts, Gary
585
257
248
505
1736
9
Vail, Eric
539
206
246
452
246
10
Reinhart, Paul
517
109
335
444
203
Last Updated: March 1, 2009